Red owl

Red owl

Kingdom
Phylum
Class
Order
Family
Genus
SPECIES
Tyto soumagnei
WEIGHT
323 g
LENGTH
275 mm
WINGSPAN
209 mm

The red owl is an owl in the barn owl family Tytonidae. It is also known as the Madagascar red owl, Madagascar grass-owl and Soumange's owl. It is a rare resident of Madagascar that was virtually unknown from its discovery in 1876 to its rediscovery by researchers from the World Wide Fund for Nature in 1993. It is currently listed as vulnerable because of habitat loss, but recent studies have determined it may have a wider range than first believed, though further research in distribution and ecology is required. It has possibly been overlooked because of its close resemblance to the closely related barn owl. The red owl resembles the cosmopolitan barn owl but is smaller and has rich orange plumage with small black spots. It is known to live in humid evergreen forest and dry deciduous forest in the east of the island, being found in primary forest and in disturbed secondary forest . It feeds on native small-mammals like tenrecs and tufted-tailed rats . It nests and roosts in tree cavities and along cliffs with dense vegetation.

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No

Nocturnal

Ca

Carnivore

Ar

Arboreal

Is

Island endemic

Te

Terrestrial

Ov

Oviparous

Al

Altricial

So

Solitary

No

Not a migrant

R

starts with

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Mating Habits

INDEPENDENT AGE
4 months

References

1. Red owl Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_owl
2. Red owl on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/22688493/93198777
3. Xeno-canto bird call - https://xeno-canto.org/418222

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