Tiwi Masked Owl - Tyto novaehollandiae melvillensis
Originally called the Melville Island Chestnut-faced Owl
Description: The Tiwi subspecies is only slightly different from the subspecies occurring on mainland northern Australia. It is a bit darker, with other minor plumage differences.
Range: Confined to Bathurst and Melville Islands (Known as the Tiwi Islands) in the Northern Territory, Australia.
Also see the nominate description for this species.
Status: Vulnerable to Endangered
Original Description: Mathews. 1912. Australian Avian Record, 2, p. 35, no. 394 A.
Woinarski, John. 2002. "Threatened Species of the Northern Territory: Masked Owl (Tiwi subspecies)
Tyto novaehollandiae melvillensis". Parks & Wildlife Commission N.T.
Page compiled by Deane Lewis. Page last updated 2012-07-30
OwlPages.com Owl Species ID: 010.090.040