Boobooks calling actively

To: "'Denis Wilson'" <>, "'COG bird discussions'" <>
Subject: Boobooks calling actively
From: "Philip Veerman" <>
Date: Sun, 23 Feb 2014 10:27:38 +1100
I guess it depends on how you view the year, but I'm surprised at your writing "early" (maybe 6-7 months). I would suggest, if it is for breeding, it is late. Maybe post breeding dispersal or territoriality. As in most breeding activity would be towards the end of the spring / summer cycle. HANZAB says breeding "Strongly seasonal with little variation, most clutches Sept - Nov."
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From: Denis Wilson [
Sent: Sunday, 23 February 2014 9:30 AM
To: COG bird discussions
Subject: [canberrabirds] Boobooks calling actively

I live on the edge of the village of Robertson, surrounded by mostly cleared farmland, with Rainforest remnants around.
Boobooks are not uncommon. I hear the occasional call, and would not normally comment upon it.

However, last night, in light misting rain, at 10:30 PM a Boobook was calling actively. That was unusual.

I wondered if this is possible breeding season activity?. It seemed early in the season, (to my ears).
Denis Wilson

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If not, why not?
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