Tyto novaehollandiae cayelii (Hartert, 1900:228)

Buru masked owl



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Strix cayelii Hartert, 1900:228 (original combination); Tyto cayelii (Hartert, 1900:228); Tyto sororcula cayelii (Hartert, 1900:228)


Conservation Status

Last record: 1921

Rediscovered in 2009



Buru, Maluku Islands (=Moluccas), Indonesia


Biology & Ecology




Museum: AMNH (Rothsch.)






Original scientific description:

Hartert, Ernst. (1900). The birds of Buru, being a list of collections made on that island by Messrs. William Doherty and Dumas. Novitates Zoologicae 7: 225-242.


Other references:

del Hoyo J, Elliott A, Sargatal J (1999) Handbook of the birds of the world, 5. Lynx Ed., Barcelona.

Knud Andreas Jønsson, Michael Køie Poulsen, Tri Haryoko, Andrew Hart Reeve and Pierre-Henri Fabre (2013). A new species of masked-owl (Aves: Strigiformes: Tytonidae) from Seram, Indonesia. Zootaxa 3635(1): 51-61.

Weick, Friedhelm. (2006). Owls (Strigiformes): Annotated and Illustrated Checklist. Berlin: Springer-Verlag.



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