Alternative names: Madagascar Long-eared Owl
- Asio madagascariensis
31 to 50 cm. Dark brown facial disk, black bill and orange eyes. Long dark brown ear tufts. The upper parts are black and tan, speckled with brown. The belly and breast are a light buff colour.
Endemic to eastern Madagascar.
This is a monotypic species.
Humid evergreen forests, dry deciduous forests.
Diet includes mammals such as lemurs, rats and bats; it is nocturnal.
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, S. M. Billerman, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2019. The eBird/Clements Checklist of Birds of the World: v2019. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2023) Madagascar Owl. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 4 December 2023 from https://www.birdforum.net/opus/Madagascar_Owl