Conservation status: Threatened or endangered.

This species of owl is native to south eastern and eastern Australia and are the largest owl on the continent. Found in coastal regions rarely more than 200kms inland, these nocturnal predators display a more hawk like appearance than other large owls. Unlike other species of owl the male is slightly larger on average than the female. They are a threatened species and do not do well in highly developed areas because of their prey being dependent on diverse native forests.

Powerful Owl

Ninox strenua

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