Australian masked owl perched looking down - side view of face, beak and eye. Typical call - Tasmania. A female Australian Masked Owl, has a darker coloring of feathers then males. Breeding in Australasia: Australia, s New Guinea; can be seen in 4 countries. The Australian masked owl (Tyto novaehollandiae) is a species of owl found throughout Australia and surrounding islands. This owl was previously widespread in Tasmania. Environment Australia, Canberra. Taxonomy Described subspecies of Tyto novaehollandiae include: * T. n. calabyi I.J. Male & female - Pilliga National Park, New South Wales, Australia. Australian Masked Owl is largely found in the Southern parts of New Guinea and the non-desert regions of Australia. Population numbers are low on the mainland and several states give this species special conservation status. The largest of the barn owls, it was given the name mouse owl by early settlers who observed the birds catching large numbers of mice near their homesteads. Australian Masked Owl (Tyto novaehollandiae) bird calls on dibird.com. Population numbers are low on the mainland and several states give this species special conservation status. The dark form of the Masked Owl is much browner than the Sooty Owl Tyto tenebricosa. Sit on a glove of a in Gold Coast Queensland Australia. Emu 96: 250-257. Australian Masked Owl. A Australian Masked Owl has a face that looks like a mask over it. The range of the Masked Owl is a broad coastal band around most of mainland Australia and throughout Tasmania, and for the most part is less than 300 km from the coast. What are the difference between a Australian Masked Owl then any other owl? The Australian Masked Owl is a native bird and can be found mostly throughout a large coastal band typically less than 300 km inland around the majority of mainland Australia, the lowlands of southern New Guinea including the Daru Islands, and throughout the majority of Tasmania. and Murray, M. (1996) Home range, habitat and behaviour of the Masked Owl Tyto novaehollandiae near Newcastle, New South Wales. Australian masked owl. The Tasmanian masked owl (Tyto novaehollandiae castanops) is a bird in the barn owl family Tytonidae that is endemic to the island state of Tasmania, Australia.It is the largest subspecies of the Australian masked owl, the largest Tyto owl in the world, and is sometimes considered a full species. The face structure of this particular type of species has a different face structure. Tasmanian Masked Owl Tyto castanops. Australian masked owl perched looking to side - profile view of face, beak and eye. May 2009. Females are also larger then males. The Australian Masked Owl is a barn owl, which means that it belongs to the family, containing only two owl species. Distribution ... (2000) The Action Plan for Australian Birds 2000. Scientific name for Australian Masked Owl is Tyto novaehollandiae". Language Common name; Dutch: Australische Kerkuil: English, United States: Australian Masked-Owl: French: Effraie masquée: German: Neuhollandeule: Icelandic: Baugugla Barn Owl Distribution The range of the Masked Owl is a broad coastal band around most of mainland Australia and throughout Tasmania, and for the most part is less than 300 km from the coast. The Australian Masked Owl (Tyto novaehollandiae) is a barn owl of Southern New Guinea and the non-desert areas of Australia. This owl was previously widespread in Tasmania. Kavanagh, R.P. In a tree during the day.