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Rufous Owl

(Ninox rufa)
Alternate name(s): "Rufous Boobook"
Size: 45-55 cm
Weight: 0.7-1.7 kg

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Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Rufous Owl at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

Race "rufa"

ADULT

Frontal view of a Rufous Owl (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Botanical Garden, Darwin, NT, July 2017]

Frontal view of a Rufous Owl (photo courtesy of P. Brown)
[Botanical Garden, Darwin, NT, July 2018]

Frontal view of a pair of Rufous Owls (photo courtesy of P. Brown)
[Botanical Garden, Darwin, NT, May 2018]

Dorsal view of a pair of Rufous Owls (photo courtesy of P. Brown)
[Botanical Garden, Darwin, NT, May 2018]

Dorsal view of a pair of Rufous Owls; note how they look grey, rather than rufous, when deep in shade
(photo courtesy of P. Brown)
[Botanical Garden, Darwin, NT, May 2018]

Close-up frontal view of a Rufous Owl in captivity (photo courtesy of J. Thurmer)

Frontal view of a Rufous Owl in captivity now with its head turned (photo courtesy of J. Thurmer)

IMMATURE/JUVENILE

Adult Rufous Owl with a juvenile (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Botanical Garden, Darwin, NT, October 2018]

Frontal view of a juvenile Rufous Owl (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Botanical Garden, Darwin, NT, October 2018]

Lateral view of a juvenile Rufous Owl (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Botanical Garden, Darwin, NT, October 2018]

Dorsal view of a juvenile Rufous Owl (photo courtesy of P. Brown)
[Botanical Garden, Darwin, NT, November 2018]

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