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Sooty Owl

(Tyto tenebricosa)
Alternate name(s): "Greater Sooty Owl & Lesser Sooty Owl"
Race "tenebricosa"
Size: 38-50 cm (male 37-43 cm); wing span 0.85-1.15 m
Weight: 500-700 g (male), 750-1200 g (female)
Race "multipunctata"
Size: ca. 37 cm (female), ca. 33 cm (male)

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Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Greater Sooty Owl at Wikipedia .

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Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

Race "tenebricosa"

This race is also called the "Greater Sooty Owl".

ADULT

MALE

Ventral view of a (probably male) Sooty Owl looking down at the observer from its daytime roost
[Bunya Mountains NP, QLD, March 2016]

Overview of the location of a Sooty Owl's roost inside a hollow fig tree
[Bunya Mountains NP, QLD, March 2016]

Having checked out the harmless observer, it is time for the Sooty Owl to snooze again
[Bunya Mountains NP, QLD, March 2016]

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