Suburban Barking Owl

To: Mark Kliene <>
Subject: Suburban Barking Owl
From: Lawrie Conole <>
Date: Tue, 20 Aug 2002 11:48:30 +1000
>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!

The "small dog woof woof" could equally well describe the 'boo-book' call of 
the Southern 
Boobook.  Most people who've heard a Barking Owl wouldn't necessarily agree 
that it sounds like a 
small dog - they're LOUD!

.... but an interesting record no doubt if it turns out to be a Barker.  Best 
way is to go and see 
it when it's around - come back and tell us the answer!

Re their conservation status - they're listed as Threatened under the Vic 
'Flora & Fauna Guarantee 
Act 1988' and regarded by DNRE (2000) as Endangered in Victoria.


Lawrie Conole
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Senior Zoologist
Ecology Australia Pty Ltd
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