Breeding in Australasia: Bismarck Archipelago; can be seen in 1 country. Minahassa Masked Owl bird photo call and song/ Tyto inexspectata (Strix inexspectata) The facial disc is chestnut to white, edged with a darker ring and darker around the bill and below the eyes. The Masked Owl has three basic plumage forms: pale, intermediate and dark. The underparts are buff with dark spots and streaks and the facial mask is white or whitish-brown. Golden Masked Owl (Tyto aurantia) bird calls and sounds on dibird.com. Article navigation. A masked owl call broadcast is used to elicit a response, but the chances that an owl is nearby, and responsive, are low. Moluccan Masked Owl (Tyto sororcula) bird call sounds on dibird.com. Our research with masked owls is in its infancy. The plumage pattern remains similar in each case. The Sulawesi masked owl grows to a length of about 43 to 46 cm (17 to 18 in). We are developing new techniques to detect habitat used by the Tasmanian masked owl and investigate masked owl population biology. Examination of pellets regurgitated by this owl in a cave showed that the diet includes rats and shrews. This species is not currently recognised by the International Ornithological Congress, who consider it a sub-species of the Australian Masked Owl Tyto novaehollandiae. The upper parts vary from blackish-brown to grey-white and are liberally spotted with grey and white. Close mobile search navigation. The call is an eerie, long drawn-out screech and is usually emitted in flight. Ecology. The call is an eerie, long drawn-out screech and is usually emitted in flight. The upperparts of the male are charcoal grey with scattered white spots and streaks. WHAT WE ARE DOING. Little is known of the ecology of the Sulawesi masked owl. Volume 39, Issue 3 Photo Gallery (6 pictures) Tasmanian Masked Owl ~ Tyto castanops Introduction. 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