Tyto novaehollandiae sororcula (Sclater, 1883)

Maluku masked owl, Moluccan masked owl, Lesser masked owl



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Strix sororcula Sclater, 1883:52 (original combination); Tyto sororcula (Sclater, 1883)


Conservation Status

Last record: 1923

Rediscovered in 1996 (1995?)

IUCN RedList status: Synonym of Tyto novaehollandiae



Larat and Yamdena, Tanimbar Islands, Maluku Islands (=Moluccas), Indonesia


Biology & Ecology




Museums with specimens: NNML






Original scientific description:

P.L. Sclater 1883, Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond.: 52


Other references:

BirdLife International. 2016. Tyto novaehollandiae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T62172196A95191423. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T62172196A95191423.en. Downloaded on 14 February 2017.

Boyer T, Hume R (1991) Owls of the world. Dragons World

Butchart, S. H. M.; Collar, N. J.; Crosby, M. J. & Tobias, J. A. (2005). Asian enigmas: "Lost" and poorly known birds: targets for birders in Asia. Birding Asia 3: 41-49.

Coates BJ, Bishop KD, Gardner D (1997) A guide to the birds of Wallacea. Dove

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

König C, Weick F, Becking JH (1999) Owls. A guide to the owls of the world. Pica Press

Stresemann E (1934) Über Vögel, gesammelt von Kopstein. S-Molukken and Tenimber, 1922–24. Zool Meded 17:15–17, 177.

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

White CMN, Bruce MD (1986) The birds of Wallacea. BOU Checklist 7, Zool Soc London.



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