The smallest and most common of the owls in Australia. Boobook’s hunt mainly at dusk or dawn for small mammals, birds, insects especially grasshoppers.
Breeding season is August to October laying 2 to 5 eggs. The young fledge at about 5 weeks but remain dependent on the parents for 2 to 3 months.
It has a two syllable call “boo - book” hence its name.
Our two boobook owls are Gibson (male) and Tasman (female).
This is a small bird with a big personality, they can be aggressive during the breeding season even known to attack keepers on the back of the head.