Minahasa Masked-owl Tyto inexspectata

Family: Tytonidae (Barn-owls)

Authority: (Schlegel, 1879)

Red List Category

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Justification of Red List category
This Sulawesi endemic has a relatively large range, within which it is suspected to be undergoing a slow population decline due to ongoing loss and degradation of its forest habitat. Currently this rate of decline does not approach the thresholds for listing as threatened, but this should continue to be closely monitored, with forests on Sulawesi increasingly under pressure from settlements and large-scale logging operations. Presently, the species is considered Least Concern.

Population size: unknown

Population trend: decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 136,000 km2

Country endemic: yes

Land-mass type - oceanic island
Realm - Oceanic
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Species factsheet: Tyto inexspectata. Downloaded from on 01/03/2024.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2024) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 01/03/2024.