Lesser Sooty Owl (species: Tyto (Tyto) multipunctata) in Yungaburra, QLD (Gaia Guide)
Tyto (Tyto) multipunctata
Lesser Sooty Owl

©Richard Fisher: Lesser Sooty Owl (Tyto (Tyto) multipunctata)
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Strigiformes
Family Tytonidae
Genus Tyto
Species Tyto (Tyto) multipunctata



Distinguishing features

It has large dark eyes and the facial disk is whitish near the edges, especially compared to the Sooty Owl. The upperparts are dark with a dense pattern of white spots.  Underparts are a paler greyish white.


  • Up to 37 cm (Length of specimen) - applies to Females
  • Up to 33 cm (Length of specimen) - applies to Males


  • Wingspan data is not yet available.


Similar taxa


©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Distribution and habitat preferences

It lives in the wet tropics region of Australia. (Wikipedia)

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