Australian masked-owl

These owls are non-seasonal breeders. They mate when food is in abundance to ensure their chicks survive

JJ Harrison

Australian masked owls establish permanent home territories with their mates. They prefer woodlands and eucalyptus forests, nesting in deep cavities of tree trunks. The only populations outside of forests use rocky crevices and caves for roosting and nesting.

The female masked owl incubates their eggs and then cares for the hatchlings while her male counterpart hunts for food. Masked owls can hunt from a perch or in flight. They use their muscular legs and large taloned feet to capture prey on the ground, from trees, or by snatching it out of the air. Their varied diet includes bats, birds, possums, bandicoots, rodents, rabbits, reptiles, and insects.

Distribution

Country
Population est.
Status
Year
Comments
Australia
2018
Breeding
Indonesia
2018
Breeding
Papua New Guinea
2018
Breeding

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Terrestrial / Aquatic

Altricial / Precocial

Polygamous / Monogamous

Dimorphic (size) / Monomorphic

Active: Diurnal / Nocturnal

Social behavior: Solitary / Pack / Herd

Diet: Carnivore / Herbivore / Omnivore / Piscivorous / Insectivore

Migratory: Yes / No

Domesticated: Yes / No

Dangerous: Yes / No