Re: Sooty Owl on Mt Glorious

To: "Carl Billingham" <>, "Birding Aus" <>
Subject: Re: Sooty Owl on Mt Glorious
From: "Greg" <>
Date: Mon, 11 Jun 2007 11:20:32 +1000
Hi Carl,

Did you note the relative length of the tail and the amount of streaking on the breast of the Marbled? These are important characters. I would not have thought that a Marbled would appear more heavy set than a Tawny. People with more experience with the species than me might like to comment.

The paler colouration may just reflect the sex of the bird. I would think that on average Tawny males would be paler than Marbled males.

Greg Clancy

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