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Tasmanian Boobook ~ Ninox leucopsis


The Tasmanian Boobook is a medium-sized brown owl with a rounded head and no ear-tufts. This species is not currently recognised by the International Ornithological Congress, who consider it a sub-species of the Morepork Ninox novaeseelandiae.

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  • Tasmanian Boobook
  • Tasmanian Boobook
  • Tasmanian Boobook
  • Tasmanian Boobook
  • Tasmanian Boobook


Distribution: The Australian island state of Tasmania and nearby islands.

Range of Tasmanian Boobook (Ninox leucopsis)
Range of the Tasmanian Boobook Ninox leucopsis

Status: Listed as 'Least Concern' by Birdlife International.

Original Description: Gould, 1838.

References: (may contain affiliate links)
BirdLife International. 2020. "IUCN Red List of Threatened Species". IUCN.
Birdlife International. 2020. "Birdlife International Data Zone".
König, Claus & Weick, Friedhelm. 2008. "Owls: A Guide to the Owls of the World (Second Edition)". Yale University Press.

See also: Other owls from Oceania, Genus: Ninox.

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