Boobooks,Moreporks et al.

Subject: Boobooks,Moreporks et al.
From: John Penhallurick <>
Date: Wed, 14 May 1997 16:23:42 +1000
If I can have my two cents worth, I believe that we have two dictinct species:

Ninox boobook (Latham)1801, Southern Boobook in Australia
Ninox novaeseelandiae (Gmelin)1788, Morepork in NZ.

We have a resident Southern Boobook in our suburb, and I love it when he
perches in our trees and calls.

John Penhallurick
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