To: 'Elizabeth Keen' <>, "" <>
Subject: Owls
From: Philip Veerman <>
Date: Tue, 14 Feb 2017 02:49:45 +0000
Is hard to tell for sure from the photo. Certainly one of the Ninox owls but
there is likely only 2 contenders. Their size is the big feature and nothing
to go by on that in the photo or message. Powerful Owl is much bigger than
Boobook. Then again the likely young one appears to have a whitish breast
and a dark patch around the eyes. This fits Powerful Owls best. Not such an
obvious difference between adults & young of other species. No reason why it
wouldn't be Powerful Owls.


-----Original Message-----
From: Elizabeth Keen 
Sent: Tuesday, 14 February, 2017 12:43 PM
To: Sue Lashko
Cc: Canberra birds
Subject: Owls

Hello Sue,

A neighbour took these photos recently and is seeking ID. She lives on the
edge of the Deua NP, on the old Cooma Road, just north of the Big Hole area.
We're hoping they might be Powerful Owls with young.

There are two birds in this first pic:

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