Mark Kliene <>
Suburban Barking Owl
Lawrie Conole <>
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
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.
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