French: Effraie des Célèbes German: Sulawesieule Spanish: Lechuza de Célebes
Other common names:
Modelido, Boni and Gorontalo, Sulawesi
Subspecies and Distribution
T. r. rosenbergii
(Schlegel, 1866) –
Sangihe Is, Sulawesi, Buton (Butung)#R and Togian Is#R#R.
T. r. pelengensis
Neumann, 1939 – Banggai Is (Peleng).
41–51 cm; no data on body mass. Large Tyto, with upperparts dark blackish-grey with white spots and underparts buffy with blackish spots and... read more
A very hoarse, dry screech with slight hissing quality, usually given in flight; also an eerie,... read more
Rainforest, wooded areas, lightly wooded cultivation, tall dead trees in open country, grassland,... read more
Food and feeding
Recorded feeding on rats; pellets collected in a cave chamber on Sulawesi and attributed to present species contained rats, shrews and a... read more
Very little information. Recently fledged juvenile attended by adults c. 25 m up in strangler fig at Bogani Nani Wartabone National... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). CITES II. Widespread but generally uncommon in Sulawesi, though fairly common locally in Palu Valley; present in Dumoba-Bone National... read more
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