Tyto alba

2 Barn Owl at Lyneham, ACT

Tyto alba at Lyneham, ACT - 27 Jun 2023
Tyto alba at Lyneham, ACT - 27 Jun 2023
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Tyto alba 27 Jun 2023 MatthewFrawley
Ninox boobook 27 Jun 2023 CarbonAI
Tyto alba 27 Jun 2023 Venture

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This morning I saw the barn owl being mobbed by a large group of currawongs around Lyneham High. The currawongs were carolling and taking turns to fly down and peck the owl's wings. The owl kept trying to fly away but they pursued. Eventually the owl flew into a backyard, and must have found some shelter. Some of the currawongs then dispersed, though others remained, though the loud calling stopped.

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Location information

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 27 Jun 2023 07:19 AM Recorded on
  • Venture Recorded by

Species information

  • Tyto alba Scientific name
  • Barn Owl Common name
  • Not Sensitive
  • Rare or uncommon native
  • Non-Invasive
  • Up to 806.8m Recorded at altitude
  • Machine learning
  • External link More information
  • Synonyms

    Tyto alba, Tyto javanica delicatula, Tyto delicatula

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