Barking Owl

To: "Kurtis Lindsay" <>, "Chris Charles" <>
Subject: Barking Owl
From: Carol Probets <>
Date: Tue, 17 Jul 2007 21:36:42 +1000
Hi Kurtis and Chris,

Barking Owls are occasionally reported in the Blue Mountains, as Lynda and Timothy Hyde can tell you. I am also aware of one record near the ADI site in western Sydney (though I don't have the details easily at hand). Chris, the Barking Owl's call is a very definite double bark, generally always two yaps at a time, much more regular than a real dog, if that's any help.



At 8:15 PM +1000 17/7/07, Kurtis Lindsay wrote:

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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