Species: Tyto novaehollandiae
Common Name: Masked Owl
Natural habitat: Forests and timbered waterways, woodlands and open country on the fringe of these areas
Natural foods: Insects, spiders, reptiles, birds and small mammals
Life expectancy: 10 years
Other comments: Masked Owls are found on a broad coastal band around Australia. They hunt in the early hours of the night, and can breed any time of the year, primarily when conditions are favourable and food is plentiful.