Rufous Owl in South West WA

To: "David Stowe" <>
Subject: Rufous Owl in South West WA
From: "Philip Veerman" <>
Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2007 13:53:18 +1000
Yes but look at the distribution maps of the Rufous Owl. A long way of totally 
inappropriate habitat from there to South West Australia. Very different 
situation from a Barking Owl in suburban Sydney, during a drought year.  Let's 
wait till the evidence comes through, but my vote is with Brown Goshawk for the 
reasons I gave before (and not that it would be odd for any Ninox Owl to be 
eating a bird). I wouldn't be surprised at someone mistaking a Goshawk for an 
owl. Lots of people think Frogmouths are owls.


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