The Itombwe Owl is a small owl with no ear-tufts. Also known as African Bay Owl or the Congo Bay Owl, it was previously placed in the genus Phodilus with other Bay Owls.
Distribution: Itombwe Mountains in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, and also Nyungwe Forest in southwest Rwanda. May also occur in Burundi.
Status: Apparently rare and endangered.
Original Description: Schouteden, Henri. 1952. Revue de zoologie et de botanique africaines, 46, p. 424-428.