A gorgeous female Barking Owl (Ninox connivens) I found last weekend.
It's always a special sight in South East Queensland as they are most definitely the rarest owl in the region. They are few and far between throughout the southern part of their range and become more common as you head further north.
We actually witnessed a really crazy interaction between this Barking Owl and a male Powerful Owl that didn't like her non-stop woofing in his territory. He chased her several times! At one point he landed on a branch above her and she went dead silent. Luckily she was able to evade him as she is a little more agile in flight through the forest.
Very cool to see.
We have witnessed a similar confrontation between a Sooty Owl and Southern Boobook - now that was cool!!