Suburban Barking Owl

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Subject: Suburban Barking Owl
From: Mark Kliene <>
Date: Tue, 20 Aug 2002 09:56:29 +1000
Hi all,
I have an interesting anecdote from a workmate who told me yesterday of an owl who appeared in her Box Hill street around 18 months ago. Her children were spotlighting on possums on their powerlines one night when the light flashed upon an owl. After some promting from me, she explained the owls' plumage and overall description - but what pricked my ears up was the fact that the owl emits a ' small dog Woof Woof ' call. It comes and goes and her next door neighbour regularly feeds it! I mentioned to my non-birder workmate that as far as i know, the Barking owl is listed as vulnerable in Victoria and that this could be classed as an unusual and worthy sighting. I am wondering what others may be thinking on this sighting? is it an escaped bird,is it wandering outside its usual home range? why would it suddenly become sedentary for an extended period roosting in a suburban street? any thoughts...

Mark Kliene.

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