Barn-owls (Tytonidae)

Sulawesi Owl (Tyto rosenbergii) - HBW 5, p. 69

French: Effraie des Célèbes German: Sulawesieule Spanish: Lechuza de Célebes
Other common names: Sulawesi/Celebes Masked-owl/Barn-owl, Rosenberg’s Owl/Barn-owl, Celebes Owl

Taxonomy: Strix Rosenbergii Schlegel, 1866, Modelido, Boni and Gorontalo, Sulawesi.
Recently considered part of masked-owl group, but apparently more closely related to T. alba. Race pelengensis frequently misspelt “pelingensis”. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • rosenbergii (Schlegel, 1866) - Sulawesi and Sangihe.
  • pelengensis Neumann, 1939 - Banggai Is (Peleng).