Owl near Melbourne - is this a Boobook?

To: L&L Knight <>
Subject: Owl near Melbourne - is this a Boobook?
From: John Graff <>
Date: Tue, 29 Jan 2008 23:38:07 +1030
I would say a Boobook. It seems to have the darker areas around the eye 
(although the angle of the head means I'm not 100% sure). Also, compare the 
pattering on the underparts with the one in this photo
   (I'm not sure that this is diagnostic or anything, just looks really similar)

John Graff

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> Subject: Re: [Birding-Aus] Owl near Melbourne - is this a Boobook?
> Date: Tue, 29 Jan 2008 21:28:31 +1000
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> I'm not an owl expert Cheryl, but I can say that it is definitely a
> Ninox and it looks like a Barking Owl to me - particularly the shape
> of the head. Regards, Laurie.
> On 29/01/2008, at 5:36 PM, Cheryl Ridge wrote:
>> Hi
>> I photographed an owl near Melbourne yesterday:
>> If someone could id it for me I would be most grateful
>> as I have only seen and photographed the Powerful Owl
>> in the wild.
>> I am keen to see other owls so if anyone knows of any
>> 'reliable' places near to Melbourne (not zoo) Id love
>> to know.
>> Thankyou
>> Cheryl Ridge

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