Rufous Owl in South West WA

To: "Philip Veerman" <>
Subject: Rufous Owl in South West WA
From: "Evan Beaver" <>
Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2007 15:00:11 +1000
I've even heard someone ask if a Gang-Gang was an owl...

On 9/12/07, Philip Veerman <> wrote:
> 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.
> Philip

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