Originally Posted by Terry B
I was listening to an article on this on abc radio yesterday and they played a recording of the owls call. I hear a very similar call regularly at my home out of Armidale. Do these owls make it to the Northern Tablelands or will it be a different species?
Wouldn't mind if they are happy to eat bunnies.
Attached is a distribution map from a Readers Digest "Birds of Australia".
A copy I have here of Simpson & Day's "Field Guide to the Birds of Australia"
shows a near identical distribution map.
The resolution of the map is not so good, but it does suggest that they are
confined to the south-east of the country and don't extend too far west of
the divide. So you might be hearing one, but you are probably on the western
extreme. I'd keep listening and looking out.
Whenever we take the drive up to Coona these days, I notice how there seems
to be evidence of increased numbers of rabbits and foxes. They certainly are
a problem here in parts of Sydney.