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Manus Masked Owl ~ Tyto manusi


The Manus Masked Owl is a medium-sized owl with no ear-tufts.


Distribution: Endemic to Manus Island in the Bismarck Archipelago.

Range of Manus Masked Owl (Tyto manusi)
Range of the Manus Masked Owl Tyto manusi

Status: Probably rare and endangered.

Original Description: Rothschild, Lord Lionel Walter, and Hartert, Ernst Johann. 1914. Novitates Zoologicae (Novit. Zool.; British Museum of Natural History, London) 21: p 291-292.

König, Claus & Weick, Friedhelm. 2008. "Owls: A Guide to the Owls of the World (Second Edition)". Yale University Press.

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

Page by Deane Lewis. Last updated 2015-09-18.