boobook owl

noun
\ ˈbü(ˌ)bu̇k-, -(ˌ)bük- \
variants: or less commonly boobook
plural -s

Definition of boobook owl

: a small owl (Ninox novae-seelandiae) or Australia, New Zealand, New Guinea, and some associated Pacific islands

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“Boobook owl.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/boobook%20owl. Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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