birding-aus Masked Owl

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From: "Annabel Ashworth/Hoskins" <>
Date: Mon, 19 Jul 1999 04:47:07 +1000
I have another good sighting to report.
My husband called me outside the other night to say a very big bird had flown over his head.   I got the spotlight out and we found it sitting in a cyprus pine and got fantastic views.
I feel sure it was a masked owl.
We get a lot of barn owls around here (Gunnedah On NW slopes of NSW).  This bird was a lot bigger, the dark line around its mask was very obvious and it had tawny colouration around the side of its neck plus streaks down its breast.
Cheers  Annabel Ashworth
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