A most formidable owl

A Powerful Owl —Australia’s largest and most, um, powerful owl — photographed at Moggill in Brisbane by Harry Hines, Senior Conservation Officer with the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service.

Powerful Owl (Ninox strenua) with Ringtailed Possum (Pseudocheirus peregrinus). Photographed at Moggill by Harry Hines.

Powerful Owl (Ninox strenua) with Common Ringtailed Possum (Pseudocheirus peregrinus). Photograph copyright Harry Hines.

Powerful Owl, giant of the continent’s nocturnal birds of prey, epitome of solitude and the voice that expresses as no other the essence and grandeur of the mountain bushlands. — David Fleay.

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