Muusi, 2432 m, Itombwe Mountains, DRCongo.
Occasionally treated as a race of P. badius, but this seems hardly probable, and the two do not appear closely related. Inclusion in Phodilus perhaps questionable, and genetic research required; present species shows some similarities to P. badius in plumage coloration, but shape of facial disc rather different, more heart-shaped as in Tyto, leading to its treatment in that genus#R#R#R, unless it belongs in a genus of its own. Monotypic.
Itombwe (Mitumba) Massif, extreme E DRCongo; also probably adjacent SW Rwanda (Nyungwe Forest) and NW Burundi (near Teza).
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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