Powerful owls are gentle giants stalking our suburbs, but they are also on the edge

Powerful owls have a lot going for them. They’re massive, charismatic birds and a perennial Guardian Australia Bird of the Year contender. They’ve proven resilient and relatively adaptable. Natural denizens of tall eucalypt forests in south-eastern Australia, they have changed their foraging habits and moved into the suburbs of Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, where the pickings – especially hyper-abundant ring-tailed possums – are easy.

Read more at The Guardian website.

(The Guardian/BirdLife Australia 2021 bird of the year poll begins on Monday 27 September 2021.)

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