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Barking Owl

Ninox connivens)

Description:

The Barking Owl or Winking Owl (Ninox connivens) is a nocturnal bird species native to mainland Australia and parts of Papua New Guinea. They are a medium-sized brown owl and have an extremely characteristic voice that can range from a barking dog noise to a shrill woman-like scream of great intensity. Barking owls are often said to be the source to the myths and legends surrounding the Bunyip.

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12 Comments

AustinC
AustinC 7 years ago

He played the Owl lottery, and won. Awesome shot!

DarrenC
DarrenC 7 years ago

Thanks Staccyh

staccyh
staccyh 7 years ago

Such a cool photo Darren!

DarrenC
DarrenC 7 years ago

Thanks SukanyaDatta
The secret to that shot was a very large telephoto lens

SukanyaDatta
SukanyaDatta 7 years ago

Her eyes remind me of my maths teacher. More seriously, such a great shot....congrats. how did you approach close?

DarrenC
DarrenC 10 years ago

thanks GeetaPande

GeetaPande
GeetaPande 10 years ago

wow

DarrenC
DarrenC 10 years ago

thanks SheaEckert

SheaEckert
SheaEckert 10 years ago

AWEsome!!

DarrenC
DarrenC 10 years ago

thanks for the fave Peter

DarrenC
DarrenC 10 years ago

thanks ceherzog

ceherzog
ceherzog 10 years ago

wow! Owls are awesome, as is this picture!

DarrenC
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DarrenC

Victoria, Australia

Spotted on May 14, 2011
Submitted on May 16, 2011

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