Sooty Owls (aging?)
"Peter Ewin" <>
Mon, 19 Mar 2001 12:31:47 +1100
A quick question regarding Sooty Owls. Does anyone know if they darken as
they age? Saw one on Saturday night in Royal NP (south of Sydney) which had
a very dark back, but extremely pale face (seemed almost white in the
spotlight). This is the best view I have had of Sooty Owl (the other was a
brief flight glimpse), but it seemed much paler than the two Lesser Sooties
I have seen up north.
No doubts about ID, but has anyone else seen pale Sooties or have any ideas
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