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Golden Masked Owl ~ Tyto aurantia


The Golden Masked Owl is a relatively small barn owl with no ear-tufts. It is also known as the New Britain Masked Owl or New Britain Barn Owl.

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Distribution: Endemic to the island of New Britain in Papua New Guinea.

Range of Golden Masked Owl (Tyto aurantia)
Range of the Golden Masked Owl Tyto aurantia

Status: Uncommon to rare, Listed as vunerable by Birdlife International.

Original Description: Salvadori, Tomaso. 1881. Atti Reale Accademia della Scienze di Torino, 16, p. 94-95.

BirdLife International. 2020. "IUCN Red List of Threatened Species". IUCN.
International Ornithological Congress. 2020. "IOC World Bird List - Owls".
König, Claus & Weick, Friedhelm. 2008. "Owls: A Guide to the Owls of the World (Second Edition)". Yale University Press.
Tyto aurantia at Xeno-canto.

See also: Other owls from Oceania, Genus: Tyto.

Page by Deane Lewis. Last updated 2020-11-11.