Golden Masked-owl Tyto aurantia

Family: Tytonidae (Barn-owls)

Authority: (Salvadori, 1881)

Red List Category

Criteria: C1+2a(ii)

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Justification of Red List category
This very poorly known species is classified as Vulnerable because there has been extensive deforestation within its range. This is thought to have caused its already small population to decline. However more observations are needed to confirm these trends and this species's habitat requirements.

Population size: 2500-9999

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 63,700 km2

Country endemic: Yes

Realm - Oceanic
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Tyto aurantia. Downloaded from on 09/02/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 09/02/2023.