Barking Owl

To: "Chris Charles" <>
Subject: Barking Owl
From: "Kurtis Lindsay" <>
Date: Tue, 17 Jul 2007 20:15:23 +1000

Barking Owls are not common whatsoever in Sydney, and I am doubtful to beleive they have ever even been recorded anywhere near Chatswood.
Might you be mistaking for a Southern Boobook Owl or even a yapping dog?
I am pretty sure the closest place to Chatswood (and the rest of sydney) you may find a Barking Owl is in the Capertee valley (west of Lithgow) and even there they are quite scarce!

A Boobook Owl is much more possible in Chatswood, as a matter of fact I heard one calling near my house in East Killara last night! As the crow (or owl) flies, Killara is quite close to Chatswood so I wouldn't be supprised if there were Boobooks there aswell.

Kurtis Lindsay

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