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Red Owl

Tyto soumagnei

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A rare and enigmatic owl that is endemic to Madagascar. Unlikely to be seen unless you are expressly searching for it. Found in eastern rainforest, and very locally in dry deciduous forest in the north. Call is a spine-chilling screech that drops at the end. Similar to Barn Owl, but much more rufous overall, especially on the back, which never shows gray tones. 

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