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Australian Masked Owl

Tyto novaehollandiae


Brown fur surrounds a white, heart-shaped mask. Their coat is brown, aside from light gray spots on the upper back. Their front is white with brown spots. Their eye color varies from black to dark brown. Females are darker shaded and larger than males. A Masked Owl's weight is 23.3 ounces (660 g). Their wings generally span 35–47 cm. They are one of Australia's largest owls

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MaryOhkwari 8 years ago

Does anyone know what differs the Australian Masked Owl from a Barn Owl? If so, please let me know. ;P Great capture, Darren.

DarrenC 8 years ago

thanks for the faves :-)

DarrenC 8 years ago

thank you

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 8 years ago

I feel you followed too much this poor bird..Nice catch.. :)

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Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Jun 13, 2011
Submitted on Jun 13, 2011

Spotted for Mission

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