Barn-owls (Tytonidae)

Manus Owl (Tyto manusi) - HBW 5, p. 68

French: Effraie de Manus German: Manuseule Spanish: Lechuza de la Manus
Other common names: Manus Owl, Admiralty Islands Masked-owl

Taxonomy: Tyto manusi Rothschild and Hartert, 1914, Manus, Admiralty Islands.
Forms superspecies with T. novaehollandiae, T. aurantia, T. sororcula, T. nigrobrunnea and T. inexspectata. Sometimes considered conspecific with T. novaehollandiae. Evidence of extinct populations from Mussau and New Ireland may refer to undescribed races of present or closely related species, perhaps also isolated on single islands, and suggests that masked-owls may once have occurred more widely in Bismarck Archipelago. Monotypic.

Distribution: Manus I, in Admiralty Is.

  • Vulnerable
  •      No videos available yet
  •      No photographs available yet
  •      No sound recordings available yet