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8 Southern Boobook at Calwell, ACT

Ninox boobook at Calwell, ACT - 3 Apr 2018

Identification history

Nocturnal Bird Ninox boobook 5 Apr 2018 ChrisDavey
Nocturnal Bird Ninox boobook 4 Apr 2018 Chellelark

Author's notes

This owl returns to same spot every week since i first spotted in early march

7 comments

Christine wrote:
   4 Apr 2018
Great pic. What is the prey item?
Chellelark wrote:
   4 Apr 2018
Not entirely sure christine. Im thinking it was a rat by its tail
alex_watt wrote:
   9 Apr 2018
What a great photo :)
wombey wrote:
   9 Apr 2018
The rat is the Black Rat, Rattus rattus, the only Rattus here with a tail longer than the length of its body.
Chellelark wrote:
   9 Apr 2018
Thank you Alex 😊
Chellelark wrote:
   9 Apr 2018
Thank you wombey for identifying what the Owl was eating. I thought it was but wasnt quite sure
KL wrote:
   15 Apr 2018
magnificent bird, brilliant photo

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Location information

  • Coordinates 149.096667-35.437500
  • Altitude 619.0m
  • Places Calwell, ACT

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 3 Apr 2018 8:41 AM Recorded on
  • Chellelark Recorded by
  • Website Reported via
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