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Bay Owls

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Bay Owl


Oriental Bay OwlsBay Owls are members of the barn owl genus Phodilus and subfamily Phodilinae.


Races and Ranges

  • the Oriental Bay Owl (Phodilus badius) a
    • Found in southeast Asia

  • the Congo Bay Owl (Phodilus prigoginei or Tyto) - sometimes considered a subspecies of P. badius; today, however, it is argued that this form should be placed in genus Tyto or be separated into its own genus.
    • Found in Africa

  • An apparently extinct population from Samar Island (Central Philippines) might constitute a third species; however, the only known specimen has been lost.

Description:

Bay Owls are nocturnal (active at night).

They resemble other barn owls; they are generally smaller, have ear-like feather tufts (hardly visible in the African species), and more U-shaped facial disks.


Owl Eyes / Vision Adaptations



Species Research by Sibylle Johnson

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