Juvenile Powerful Owl Call

Subject: Juvenile Powerful Owl Call
From: Craig Williams <>
Date: Tue, 07 Dec 2004 13:49:25 +1100
Hi Lou

The owl you spotted sounds a bit small for a juvenile powerful owl: I've
been observing a juvenile powerful owl in the Newcastle area for six
months now and I would estimate the size of this bird to be in the
vicinity of more than 50cm tall.  I have some photographs if you're
interested: all taken during the day at various roosts for the owls.


Craig Williams

>>> Lou Pastro <> 12/07/04 10:43 AM >>>
The other night I observed an owl that appeared to be very similar to
field guide descriptions of the juvenile powerful owl. The owl had white
underparts and a distinctive dark section on top of it's head, and
appeared to be a juvenile as it's feathers were very fluffy. It was
about 20-30cm tall, and was sitting in open woodland/ridgetop vegetation
on the Central Coast of NSW. The call of the owl was not characteristic
of a powerful owl call however - it was more of a high-pitched chatter. 

Does anyone know if this call could be that of a juvenile Powerful Owl?
Or does anyone have any suggestions as to what this owl could be?


Louise Pastro

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