: 'Cave Dwelling' Masked Owl

To: Stephen Ambrose <>
Subject: : 'Cave Dwelling' Masked Owl
From: Steve Sass <>
Date: Thu, 15 Aug 2013 19:05:26 +1000
Not sure if its been mentioned yet but I have observed a Masked Owl leaving a 
derelict mine shaft on dusk, so they roost in those also.


Steve Sass

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On 15/08/2013, at 7:00 PM, "Stephen Ambrose" <> wrote:

> A Masked Owl found roosting in a cave in coastal cliffs at Twilight Cove was
> banded by the late Peter Congreve (the then Warden of Eyre Bird Observatory)
> and myself in 1983 or 1984 (can't remember when exactly).  Twilight Cove is
> about 20 km west of the Eyre Bird Observatory, and is on the coastal edge of
> mallee woodland that extends about 11 km inland before transforming into the
> treeless Hampton Tableland. Twilight Cove is not far from the Nullarbor
> caves where Stephen Davies observed his Masked Owl, but it was interesting
> that the owl at Twilight Cove was roosting in a cave rather than in the
> nearby mallee woodland.
> I'm sure that record would be easily obtainable from the Eyre Bird
> Observatory on request.
> Stephen Ambrose
> Ryde NSW
> -----Original Message-----
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> A comment from Stephen Debus
> Regards
> Shirley Cook

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