Oriental Bay-Owl

A population of this species has apparently become extinct on Samar Island in the Philippines during the 20th century. It was described as Phodilus badius riverae and was only ever known from a single specimen, which was lost in a bombing raid in 1945. The validity of this taxon is uncertain; it is usually synonymized with the nominate subspecies or the subspecies saturatus ; it might be a distinct species, however

The Oriental Bay-Owl is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

Oriental Bay-Owl perched on branch Date: Tuesday, May 11 2010 Filename: AGAMI Oriental Bay-Owl Kinabatangan Borneo 2009 Roy de Haas 5Y8R5992. More

Oriental Bay-Owl, Bay Owl, Asian Bay Owl, Asian Bay-Owl, Ceylon Bay Owl, Ceylon Bay-Owl Bird Family : Tytonidae - Barn, grass & bay owls Bird Group : STRIGIFORMES Red Data Status : Unspecified Remarks : Catching a forest rat. Taxonomic Notes : Select an image: More

Order : Strigiformes
Family : Tytonidae
Genus : Phodilus
Species : badius
Authority : (Horsfield, 1821)