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Breeding season: July to December. Clutch size is two to five. Nocturnal. Forms permanent bonds throughout the year. Both sexes build the nest in the hollows of trees. Both sexes incubate eggs and care for the young.
Very large, non-reflective eyes. Only females can be a rufous colour.
Source: Atlas of Living Australia
The Australian Owlet-nightjar is the smallest of the nocturnal birds found in Australia.
Carnivore. Feeds on a variety of insects.
Coastal and mountain rainforest, eucalypt forest, woodland, tree-lined watercourses, mulga and spinifex with scattered trees.
Native to Australia