Birds - Barking Owl.

Stock Photography By Paul Ross

I recently photographed a Barking Owl - Ninox connivens, high up in the foliage canopy of a large tree in a suburban park in Townsville, tropical North Queensland, Australia. This Australian native bird was one of a pair. I caught a quick glimpse of the other bird in a nearby hollow, probably tending its young. These images show the Barking Owl watching and rather nervously checking everything around him. Occassionally a low toned growl could be heard as a Magpie or Honeyeater flew too close.

Barking Owl - Ninox connivens
Barking Owl - Ninox connivens
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Barking Owl - Ninox connivens
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1. Barking Owl - Ninox connivens. Perched high in a tree in a suburban park in Townsville, North Queensland, Australia. The Barking Owl voice is a distinctive wook wook which gradually increases in tempo and volume, heard mainly at night when calling. Their habitats are open forest, woodland and scrub. Barking Owls are common to the northeast and northwest of Australia.

2. Barking Owl - Ninox connivens. Perched high in a tree in a suburban park in Townsville, North Queensland, Australia. The Barking Owl voice is a distinctive wook wook which gradually increases in tempo and volume, heard mainly at night when calling. Their habitats are open forest, woodland and scrub. Barking Owls are common to the northeast and northwest of Australia.

3. Barking Owl - Ninox connivens. One of a pair breeding successfully and located in a park in Townsville, North Queensland, Australia.

4. Barking Owl - Ninox connivens. One of a pair breeding successfully and located in a park in Townsville, North Queensland, Australia.

5. Barking Owl - Ninox connivens. One of a pair breeding successfully and located in a park in Townsville, North Queensland, Australia.

6. Barking Owl - Ninox connivens. One of a pair breeding successfully and located in a park in Townsville, North Queensland, Australia.

7. Barking Owl - Ninox connivens. Perched high in a tree in a suburban park in Townsville, North Queensland, Australia. The Barking Owl voice is a distinctive wook wook which gradually increases in tempo and volume, heard mainly at night when calling. Their habitats are open forest, woodland and scrub. Barking Owls are common to the northeast and northwest of Australia.

8. Barking Owl - Ninox connivens. Perched high in a tree in a suburban park in Townsville, North Queensland, Australia. The Barking Owl voice is a distinctive wook wook which gradually increases in tempo and volume, heard mainly at night when calling. Their habitats are open forest, woodland and scrub. Barking Owls are common to the northeast and northwest of Australia.

9. Barking Owl - Ninox connivens. Perched high in a tree in a suburban park in Townsville, North Queensland, Australia. The Barking Owl voice is a distinctive wook wook which gradually increases in tempo and volume, heard mainly at night when calling. Their habitats are open forest, woodland and scrub. Barking Owls are common to the northeast and northwest of Australia.

10. Barking Owl - Ninox connivens. Perched high in a tree in a suburban park in Townsville, North Queensland, Australia. The Barking Owl voice is a distinctive wook wook which gradually increases in tempo and volume, heard mainly at night when calling. Their habitats are open forest, woodland and scrub. Barking Owls are common to the northeast and northwest of Australia.

11. Barking Owl - Ninox connivens. Perched high in a tree in a suburban park in Townsville, North Queensland, Australia. The Barking Owl voice is a distinctive wook wook which gradually increases in tempo and volume, heard mainly at night when calling. Their habitats are open forest, woodland and scrub. Barking Owls are common to the northeast and northwest of Australia.

12. Barking Owl - Ninox connivens. One of a pair breeding successfully and located in a park in Townsville, North Queensland, Australia.

 

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