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Nocturnal BirdNinox strenua  

3 Powerful Owl at Hawker, ACT

Ninox strenua at Hawker, ACT - 29 Jun 2019

Identification history

Nocturnal Bird Ninox strenua 1 Jul 2019 RyuCallaway
Nocturnal Bird Ninox strenua 1 Jul 2019 joshua_thomson

Significant sighting

  1 Jul 2019

Listed Vulnerable in NSW. For the last 5 or so years, we've only had records of a single bird around at any one time - the long standing Turner bird from 2014 to Jul 2016, and one for a few days at the ANBG in Aug 2017. This is the first record since. While an unfortunate record, still nice to know that there was one around.

Author's notes

Found dead adjacent to Hawker synthetic football field at the base of a stringybark tree. Some evidence of animal saliva on the chest area

6 comments

Jenjen wrote:
   1 Jul 2019
I wonder how such a big predator bird can meet its maker. Sad face. Beautiful talons!
gregbaines wrote:
   2 Jul 2019
EPSDD Conservation Research has been running a project in Namadgi NP over the past few months using Songmetres to detect gliders and owls. You would be pleased to know we are still recording Powerful Owl in the park.
   2 Jul 2019
That's great news Greg!
JasonC wrote:
   2 Jul 2019
Also FYI recent credible reports/sighting of Powerful Owl near Mulligans...
   4 Jul 2019
That is great to hear, Greg :)
   4 Jul 2019
A shame that some important records go unreported or unsubstantiated though, Jason. Without being submitted through formal channels these valuable records go unnoticed.

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Location information

Species information

  • Sensitive
  • Very Rare / Threatened
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 29 Jun 2019 2:44 PM Recorded on
  • joshua_thomson Recorded by
  • Website Reported via
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