Tyto tenebricosa  

Sooty Owl (Tyto tenebricosa)
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© Kay Parkin 2013
Julatten, QLD (Oct, 2013)

The Lesser Sooty Owl, found in Tropical North Queensland is darker than the Sooty found in South Eastern Australia.

A night of spotlighting produced this curious bird who remained for a minute wondering what I was doing wandering around in the rainforest in the middle of the night!

Sooty Owl (Tyto tenebricosa)

Lesser Sooty Owl