The Barking Owl is named for its harsh ‘barking’ call but can also make a much louder, wailing cry, which has given rise to another name, the ‘screaming-woman bird’.
The Barking Owl is a medium-sized hawk-owl. Hawk-owls lack the definite heart-shaped face of the tyto-owls (which include the Barn Owl, Tyto alba).
Canon 450D, EF70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM

Many thanks for checking out my photos, please feel free to give feedback! My wanderings in nature and observations of birds, particularly raptors, is what gives me great joy and constantly reminds me of the beauty and strength of life. My favourites are raptors, I love their freedom, grace, ruthlessness, pride, adaptability and flexibility and I learn much about parenting, protection and blind faith from them.
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Comments

  • Phillip Weyers
    Phillip Weyersover 4 years ago

    Fantastic mid flight capture.. well done Byron.

  • Thanks Phillip …. tricky shot in the bad light but it did capture that quite fierce look!

    – byronbackyard

  • trish725
    trish725over 4 years ago

    Whoah! Fantastic capture!

  • Thanks Trish, only the second time I’ve seen a Barking Owl, quite hawklike!

    – byronbackyard

  • Meg Hart
    Meg Hartover 4 years ago

    Wow…that’s impressive..!!…Well done bb…!

  • Thanks Meg, I was surprised it focused that well actually!

    – byronbackyard

  • photographykl
    photographyklover 4 years ago

    oh wow! what eyes!

  • Yes … very intense!

    – byronbackyard

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