Bookmarkable URL:http://hdl.handle.net/10217/54431

Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Strigiformes
Family:Tytoridae
Genus:Tyto
Genus species:Tyto novaehollandiae

Animal Characteristics

Head-Body Length:33-46 cm
Weight:1.3 kg
Identification:The Australian masked owl has black-brown upperparts flecked with white, a buff barring on the wings and back, pale underparts, black spots on the breast and flanks, and a white facial disc with brown edges. The female is larger than the male.
Habitat:Forests, woodlands, caves
Diet:Carnivore: rodents, birds, small to medium mammals
Reproduction:Depending on the conditions, masked owls can breed any time of the year. Most eggs, however, are laid from March to July. Females lay 3-5 eggs and incubate them for 42 days. Fledging occurs at 10-12 weeks of age.
Behavior:The masked owl is a nomadic species.
Status:No special status
Interesting Facts:This owl consistently breeds on, or under, rock ledges in Australia.

Other Information

Geographic:Northern Australia
Eastern Australia
Southern Australia
Tasmania
Date:1981-10 Subjects:raptor
Australian masked owl
Tyto
Tytonidae
Owls
Birds
Vertebrates
Chordata
Birds of prey
Predatory animals
Primo Record:https://colostate-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo-explore/fulldisplay?vid=01COLSU&docid=01COLSU_DSPACE10217/54431