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Alternative names: African Bay-Owl; Itombwe Owl
- Phodilus prigoginei
- Rusty-brown upperparts
- Pale orange underparts
- Oval facial disk
- Dark iris
Itombwe in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
This is a poorly known species: including sight records and specimens, this species has been seen four times.
Second specimen in 50 years was ringed in the mountains of eastern DRC in 1996.
It has been suggested that genus Tyto would be more appropriate for this species.
Montane gallery forest and slopes with bushes and grass above this habitat.
Little known -- apparently nocturnal.
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- BirdLife International
- König, C. and F. Weick 2008. Owls of the World, second edition. Christopher Helm, London. ISBN 978-0-7136-6548-2
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2021) Congo Bay Owl. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 16 April 2021 from https://www.birdforum.net/wiki/Congo_Bay_Owl