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Seram Masked Owl ~ Tyto almae

Introduction

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.

Information

Distribution: Endemic to Seram Island in Indonesia.

Range of Seram Masked Owl (Tyto almae)
Range of the Seram Masked Owl Tyto almae

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.

References:
Birdlife International. 2020. "Birdlife International Data Zone".
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.

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

Page by Deane Lewis. Last updated 2020-11-10.