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Alternative name: Pearly Owl

Photo by peterday
Bakara CP, South Australia, October 2010
Tyto delicatula



From Lesser Sundas (Indonesia) to New Guinea, Australia, Solomon Islands, Samoa and Vanuatu.


Dickinson and Gill and Donsker recognize five subspecies:

Clements includes this species in Barn Owl. The taxonomic situation of the Barn Owls is not yet fully solved.
Gill and Donsker also include the subspecies stertens, javanica and crassirostris and give the scientific name Tyto javanica for the enlarged species.




  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2015. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2015, with updates to August 2015. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
    1. Gill, F and D Donsker (Eds). 2017. IOC World Bird Names (version 7.1). Available at http://www.worldbirdnames.org/.
  2. Dickinson, EC, ed. 2014. The Howard and Moore Complete Checklist of the Birds of the World. 4th ed. Princeton: Princeton Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0956861122

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