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Sooty Owl

Tyto tenebricosa

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Medium-sized dark-gray owl with prominent facial disc and white speckles through the plumage. This handsome species inhabits rainforest, wet eucalypt forest, and surrounding habitats. Its pale feet seem too large for its body. The northern subspecies is smaller and paler. Main calls include a high-pitched "falling-bomb" whistle and insect-like squeaks and trills.

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