|To:||"'Matthew Willis'" <>, "'CanberraBirds'" <>|
|Subject:||Sexing the Powerful Owl|
|From:||"Philip Veerman" <>|
|Date:||Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:43:28 +1100|
Answer appears to be no, we don't know (let alone for sure) whether Canberra's most famous owl is female or male. According to HANZAB "sexes alike in plumage but female usually distinctly smaller, with narrower head and more rounded crown; calls also differ". Anyone want to make an assessment on that? I wouldn't attempt that.
From: Matthew Willis [
Sent: Thursday, 18 December 2014 8:39 AM
Subject: [canberrabirds] Sexing the Powerful Owl
Apologies if I have missed this in an earlier thread, but do we know for sure whether Canberra's most famous owl is female or male? How do you sex an owl?
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