French: Ninoxe puissante German: Riesenkauz Spanish: Nínox robusto
Athene ? strenua
New South Wales, Australia
Coastal and subcoastal SE Queensland (S from Dawson R), E New South Wales and SE Victoria to extreme SE South Australia.
48–65 cm; male 1130–1700 g, female 1050–1600 g; wingspan 110–140 cm. Largest Ninox, with proportionately small, rather rounded head and long... read more
Main call is far-carrying, repeated double hoot, “woo-hoo” or “ooo-hoo”;... read more
Open wet and dry tall sclerophyll forest, densely forested gullies near permanent water, scrub... read more
Food and feeding
Preys mainly on medium-sized arboreal mammals such as phalangers and gliders (e.g. Pseudocheirus peregrinus,... read more
Lays May–Jun, earlier in N than in S. Monogamous and territorial; home range 300–1450 ha in SE. Nest in large tree hole,... read more
Little known. Resident and largely sedentary; permanent territory occupied throughout year; young... read more
Status and conservation
Formerly classified as VULNERABLE but down listed to Least Concern in 2000. CITES II. Population estimate of 3000–4250 individuals in core of range, with c. 1000 in... read more
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