Photo safari – barking owl

By Ed Yong | May 22, 2010 12:00 pm

Barking_owl

This is a barking owl, photographed at Caversham Wildlife Park in Perth. It’s a well-named creature, which, according to Wikipedia, emits noises that “range from a barking dog noise to a shrill woman-like scream of great intensity”. It’s said to be a potential source for Australia’s Bunyip legend, and I’m sure the striking yellow eyes don’t help either.

CATEGORIZED UNDER: Animals, Birds

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