Hi Peter and all,
Really just on the scalloped chest/belly pattern, which is very like birds I've
seen here. To my recollection, most of the Vic birds I've seen seemed to be
On 11/06/2013, at 11:49 AM, Peter Shute wrote:
> Apparently this winter dispersal is unproven, so it would be good to prove
> whether this bird really is of that type, regardless of whether it's split or
> not. What features tell you it looks like Tasmanian Boobooks, John?
> Peter Shute
>> -----Original Message-----
>> On Behalf Of
>> John Tongue
>> Sent: Monday, 10 June 2013 7:28 PM
>> To: Steve
>> Cc: Birding Aus
>> Subject: Re: [Birding-Aus] Possible Tasmanian Morepork in Victoria
>> Hi all,
>> I don't know enough about Boobook differentiation and
>> movements. I must say, I am still mystified about how
>> Tasmanian Morepork could be split from Aus Boobook, and then
>> lumped with NZ and Norfolk Island Morepork??
>> However, Pizzey does talk of some winter dispersal of the
>> Tasmanian race of Boobook to the mainland, so it's possible
>> that's what you have. From the pic's, it certainly looks
>> like Tassie birds I've seen.
>> John Tongue
>> Ulverstone, Tas.
>> On 10/06/2013, at 6:56 PM, Steve wrote:
>>> G'day all
>>> This owl has been roosting in my garden for 9 days now. My
>> wife Jenny and I took photos today and they can be seen at:
>>> I believe this is a Tassy Morepork (Ninox novaeseelandiae
>> leucopsis) - recently split by the IOC from the Southern
>> Boobook (Ninox boobook). Others who have seen the photos
>> have tended to agree with me.
>>> Anyway - all comments welcome.
>>> Hopefully I'll get some shots from different angles but
>> this will be difficult if it stays in the same trees.
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