Southern Boobooks in the Black Mountain, Aranda, Cook area 2019

Jerry Olsen, Susan Trost

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Southern Boobooks are said to be declining. The number of territories we previously found on Black Mountain had declined, and a female banded there in 2014 was found dead in 2018. Toxicology analysis by the ACT Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate showed a heavy load of the showed a heavy load of the second generation rodenticide Brodifacoum, and other rodenticides In 2019 we found two successful (fledged young) breeding pairs on Black Mountain, where the dead female had been replaced, and one pair in Wybalena Grove, Cook, more successful pairs than we found from 2014 to 2016. During the winter, before she left to breed, the successful Wybalena Grove female preyed on at least 28
Black rats, 28 small birds, and 17 insects.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages4
Specialist publicationCanberra Bird Notes
Publication statusPublished - 2020


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