French: Effraie de Soumagne German: Malegasseneule Spanish: Lechuza malgache
Other common names:
N & E Madagascar.
27–30 cm; 323–435 g. Plumage suffused orange-red, darker (ochre-yellow to reddish-ochre) above and paler (more ochre) below, with fine black spots; tail... read more
Loud, eerie, hissing screech, “shreeee”, dropping toward end and lasting c. 1... read more
Traditionally linked with undisturbed rainforest at 800–1300 m. However, recent studies... read more
Food and feeding
Almost exclusively small native mammals (insectivores and rodents), especially shrewlike tenrecs (Microgale talazaci, M.... read more
Only one nest described: site c. 23 m above ground in natural tree cavity in isolated Weinmannia 500 m from edge of main forest... read more
Apparently sedentary; radio-tagged bird was sedentary over 15 months within range of 210 ha,... read more
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. CITES I. Restricted-range species: present in East Malagasy Wet Forests EBA. Previously listed as Endangered. Current population estimated at fewer than 10,000... read more
Only subscribers are able to see the bibliography. Login or Subscribe to get access to a lot of extra features!