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  Barking Owl (Ninox connivens)





Barking Owl | Ninox connivens photo
Barking Owl, Territory wildlife park, Darwin

Image by Stephen Barnett - Some rights reserved.    (view image details)

Barking Owl | Ninox connivens photo
Photographed at Currumbin Sanctuary.

Image by ozwildlife - Some rights reserved.



BARKING OWL FACTS

Description
The Barking Owl is grey-brown above, with white spots on the wings, and whitish below

Size
40cm

Habitat
woodlands

Food
small mammals, birds, reptiles and insects

Breeding
The nest is an open hollow in a tree trunk, loosely lined with wood debris. Lays 2-3 eggs.

Range
widely distributed throughout Australia except central areas

distribution map showing range of Ninox connivens in Australia

Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License




Classification
Class:Aves
Order:Strigiformes
Family:Strigidae
Genus:Ninox
Species:connivens
Common Name:Barking Owl

Relatives in same Genus
  Boobook Owl (N. novaeseelandiae)
  Rufous Owl (N. rufa)
  Brown Hawk-Owl (N. scutulata)
  Powerful Owl (N. strenua)