The Seram Masked Owl is a small to medium-sized barn owl with no ear-tufts. This species is not currently recognised by the International Ornithological Congress, who consider it a sub-species of the Moluccan Masked Owl Tyto sororcula.
Distribution: Endemic to Seram Island in Indonesia.
Status: Unknown. Listed as 'Data Deficient' by Birdlife International.
Original Description: Knud Andreas Jønsson, Michael Køie Poulsen, Tri Haryoko, Andrew Hart Reeve and Pierre-Henri Fabre (2013). "A new species of masked-owl (Aves: Strigiformes: Tytonidae) from Seram, Indonesia". Zootaxa 3635 (1): 51-61.