Boobooks in Australia

To: Birding Aus <>
Subject: Boobooks in Australia
From: Steve Clark <>
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2012 16:09:23 +1100
G'day all

I'm trying to get my head around the Boobook situation in Australia.

Is the Tasmanian taxa *leucopsis* now lumped with *novaeseelandiae* as *Ninox
novaeseelandiae* the Morepork?  That is what the IOC states.

Is it also true that some of the Tasmanian birds venture across Bass Strait
to the mainland in winter?

If these points are both true then we have two species in Australia and
possibly both occur in Victoria (and NSW?).

Can anyone point me to the recent literature around this?  I have HANZAB
but the relevant section was written about 15 years ago.

Finally - the plumages of *leucopsis* and *boobook* differ but do their


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