Re: Interaction between Sooty and Masked Owls

Subject: Re: Interaction between Sooty and Masked Owls
From: Kirrama Wildlife Tours <>
Date: Mon, 21 Sep 1998 16:32:59 +1000
>It is interesting to consider what this says about the relationship between
>these species.  We were surprised to see two large Tyto owls so close to
>each other.  I imagine that they compete for the same prey.  Does the fact
>that the Sooties called suggest they are normally the more aggressive
>species, and would seek to excluse Masked Owls from their territory?

I once asked John Young about the same question, and he said he hasn't seen
owls of different species behaving aggressively towards each other ever.

Happy Birding, Klaus

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