Owls

Australia is home to 12 nocturnal birds of prey (owls), with six belonging to the Ninox genus and six from the Tyto genus. 

Family – Strigidae

Hawk-owls – genus Ninox

Powerful Owl Ninox strenua

Rufous Owl Ninox rufa

Barking Owl Ninox connivens

Southern Boobook Ninox boobook

Tasmanian Boobook Ninox leucopsis

Christmas Island Boobook Ninox natalis

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Powerful Owl (Rohan Bilney)
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Rufous Owl
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Barking Owl 
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Southern Boobook (Jerry Olsen)
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Tasmanian Boobook (Jerry Olsen)

Barn-owls – genus Tyto

Sooty Owl Tyto tenebricosa

Lesser Sooty Owl Tyto multipunctata

Masked Owl Tyto novaehollandiae

Barn Owl Tyto alba

Eastern Grass Owl Tyto longimembris

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Sooty Owl (Rohan Bilney)
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Lesser Sooty Owl (Rohan Bilney)
Masked Owl (female)
Masked Owl (Rohan Bilney)
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Barn Owl
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Grass Owl (David Hollands)
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