Thanks for the kind words Click ... I'm still hoping someone can help me out with identifying the name of that Owl.
Here is an image from Healesville Sanctuary in Melbourne, during Spirits of the Sky show ... as I was more interested in capturing these birds, I did not pay attention to the Sanctuary staff when they mentioned the name of this Owl ... can someone help with the name?
Very nice shot Rienzphotoz. Nicely done Sir!
Barking Owls are native to Australia, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea.
Barking Owls are most common in savannah woodland, although they also inhabit well-forested hill and riverine woodlands. They are widely distributed throughout Australia, but are absent from central areas. They are found in every Australian state/territory except Tasmania. They are not found in the Centre or western deserts.
Although moderately common, Barking Owls are more often heard than seen (typical of most nocturnal birds). Apart from a bark, they may utter a chilling ‘scream’ when they feel threatened.
The Barking Owl is a medium-sized (35 to 45 cm) hawk-owl. They weigh around 700 grams.