The Owl Pages

Tasmanian Masked Owl (Tyto castanops)

Photo of Tasmanian Masked Owl

Tasmanian Masked Owl (Tyto castanops) by Richard Jackson
© Richard Jackson. Location: Lord Howe Island, New South Wales, Australia. March 2017.
The Tasmanian Masked Owl was introduced to Lord Howe Island between 1922 and 1930 in an attempt to control the large numbers of Black Rats (Rattus rattus). There is now a healthy population of these birds on the island.