The Congo Bay Owl is a small owl with no ear-tufts. It is also known as the African Bay Owl or the Itombwe Owl. Some authors place this species in the genus Tyto with other Barn Owls.
Distribution: Itombwe Mountains in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, and also Nyungwe Forest in southwest Rwanda. May also occur in Burundi.
Status: Apparently rare and endangered.
Original Description: Schouteden, Henri. 1952. Revue de zoologie et de botanique africaines, 46, p. 424-428.