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Madagascar Owl - BirdForum Opus

Photo © by steveblain
Location: Perinet, Madagascar

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.


Photo © by Peter Day
Location: Vakona Forest Lodge, Madagascar Nov 2016

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.


  1. 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/

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