Southern BoobookScientific name: Ninox boobook

Meaning of name: The meaning of this bird’s name is not known.

Aboriginal name: Koorkoda (caw’caw’da).

Distribution: Widespread throughout Australia.

Description: Up to 35cm long with a wingspan up to 82cm.

Notes: The furthest distance recorded by the Australian Bird and Bat Banding Scheme for this species of bird to travel is 378km. The oldest bird recorded was still alive when its band was read in December 2009, 15 years 11.1 months after being banded (information as at 20 June 2012).

References: Handbook of Australian, New Zealand and Antarctic Birds. Various contributors.

What Bird is That? Neville W Cayley. 1978

Aboriginal names of bird species in south-west Western Australia, with suggestions for their adoption into common usage. Ian Abbott. 2009. Conservation Science Western Australia Journal. Volume 7 No 2

Australian Bird and Bat Banding Scheme