South Eastern Forest Owls



Copyright Jim McNabb 1994-2018 All rights reserved.


Last update 15 Sep 2018



Owls are nocturnal animals and are not often seen during the day. There is very little known about  their habits, therefore more research into how we can help them in their long term survival is saughtly needed.

There are 6 owl species in Victoria.

Powerful Owl, (Ninox strenua) Barking Owl (Ninox connivens) Southern Boobook (Ninox novaeseelandiae) Sooty Owl (Tyto tenebricosa) Barn Owl (Tyto alba) Masked Owl (Tyto novaehollandiae) 

1 Frogmouth 

A member of the Nightjar family and not a Owl

Tawny Frogmouth (Podargus strigoides) 

3 Nightjars 

Australian Owlet-Nightjar (Aegotheles cristatus) White-Throated Nightjar (Eurostopodus mystacalis) and the Spotted Nightjar (Eurostopodus argus) not found in the southeast of Victoria.

Boobook.jpg (34519 bytes) sootyowl.jpg (38799 bytes) powerful.jpg (29942 bytes) tawny.jpg (30516 bytes)
Southern Boobook

(Ninox novaeseelandiae)

Two young ones  awaiting dinner.

This Family photo was taken near Casterton in Western Victoria.

Sooty Owl 

(Tyto tenebricosa) 

Taken along the Humffray River. 

This photo was taken when I helped with the Large Forest Owl Survey for the NRE.    


 Powerful Owl

(Ninox strenua)

The largest of the Australian Owls.  

We must do more to help Powerful and all Australian Owls. 




Tawny Frogmouth

(Podargus strigoides)

Mum and 2 young taken in Bunyip State Park.





Copyright Jim McNabb 1994-2018 All rights reserved.