Ninox connivens

Ninox connivens

Ninox connivens

(Barking Owl)

FAMILY

Strigidae

Species

Ninox connivens

Common name

Barking Owl

Main colour

Grey-brown

Distinctive feature

Almost no facial mask, voice resembles a barking dog, body 37-42 cm

Campus

Townsville

Description

This bird is active at night and can often be heard calling particularly along Ross River but is also on campus. The male is slightly larger than female. Body upperparts dark grey to brown with some white spots on the wings and lower back, underparts streaked with grey-brown and white. Legs and feet dull yellow, eyes large yellow, almost no facial mask, bill grey.