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The smallest Australian nocturnal bird. Owl-like, in appearance, but its closest relatives are the nightjars and the Tawny Frogmouth
. Light brown or grey, with black markings on the face and crown of the head. Voice a variety of shrill churring sounds.
Mature woodland, with plenty of tree hollows.
Common all over Australia. Commonest in the dry interior and much less common in the wetter forests. Has been recorded on a spotlight walk in the Park, close to Lyndon's Clearing.
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