The Barking Owl (Ninox connivens connivens) is also known as the Winking Owl or the Barking BooBook.
The Barking Owl is grey-brown with white spots on its wings. It has a vertically-streaked chest. Its underparts are grey-brown with white spots, and its tail has brown and white bands. Its eyes are large and yellow. Its feet are yellow.
The Barking Owl makes a loud, barking noise (like a dog). They also growl, scream, and twitter.
It is a medium-sized owl, growing to about 44 centimetres (17 inches) tall.
It is a nocturnal bird from Australia and Papua New Guinea. It lives in forests and woodlands near water.
The Barking Owl eats mice, rabbits, possums, bats, insects, and small marsupials.
Photographer: Martina Nicolls
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