Barred Hoot Owl- Originally only seen in the east, in the century spread to the Pacific NW and southern California. These large stocky owls nest in tree cavities in large mature forests, often near water. Average life span in the wild yrs.
The Greater Sootty Owl - Tyto tenebricosa, is a medium to large owl found in south-eastern Australia, Montain rainforests of New Guinea and have been seen in the Flinders Islands in the Bass Strait Photo by Eric Tan
The Eurasian Eagle-Owl is a very large, powerful bird, smaller than the Golden Eagle but larger than the Snowy Owl. It's often called the world's largest owl, tho the Blakiston's Fish Owl is slightly heavier and the Great Grey Owl is slightly longer.