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Sulawesi Masked Owl ~ Tyto rosenbergii


The Sulawesi Masked Owl is a medium to large owl with no ear-tufts. It is also known as the Celebes Barn Owl or Celebes Masked Owl.

Photo Gallery (3 pictures)

  • Sulawesi Masked Owl
  • Sulawesi Masked Owl
  • Sulawesi Masked Owl

Sound Gallery

Typical call - Dumoga Bone, Sulawesi. © Dave Farrow.


Distribution: Widely distributed throughout Sulawesi.

Range of Sulawesi Masked Owl (Tyto rosenbergii)
Range of the Sulawesi Masked Owl Tyto rosenbergii

Status: Listed as 'Least Concern' by Birdlife International.

Original Description: Schlegel, Herman. 1866. Nederlandsch Tijdschrift voor de Dierkunde. Amsterdam. 3, p. 181-182.

References: (may contain affiliate links)
BirdLife International. 2020. "IUCN Red List of Threatened Species". IUCN.
International Ornithological Congress. 2023. "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 rosenbergii at Xeno-canto.

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

Page by Deane Lewis. Last updated 2020-11-12. Copyright Information.