Re: Sooty Owl on Mt Glorious

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Subject: Re: Sooty Owl on Mt Glorious
From: Carl Billingham <>
Date: Sun, 10 Jun 2007 17:55:20 -0700 (PDT)
Yes Margaret I was on Browns Rd.  I haven't used call back previously but 
thought I would give it a shot and so I borrowed some CD's from a mate of mine 
for the weekend.  It only took two repeats of the recording with lights out too 
have a Sooty Owl sitting in the tree directly above me at the end of the Maiala 
track returning the call, no more than 3-5m away.  Its scream was pretty 
impressive and very eerie in total darkness!  

I switched the tape off immediately and put my torch on as he flew to a nearby 
branch 10m away and proceeded to screech at me repeatedly for about 5-10 
Similar to you I saw the Marbled Frogmouth (and Papuan Frogmouth) up at 
Lakefield NP in FNQ many years ago but have never really bothered to search out 
the southern sub-species in my own backyard.   I managed to sight the Marbled 
Frogmouth using only my torch a little further down Browns Rd from where it 
crosses the Maiala track.  

The differences I noticed compared with the Tawny Frogmouths I typically see 
were that the Marbled appears paler and more uniform in colour; the eye colour 
was more orange than yellow; the plumes over the bill more prominant and it 
appeared more heavy set.  

I too have been told that you can see the Marbled Frogmouths in the Palm Grove 
but had no luck down there last night.  




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