|Golden Masked Owl|
|Common Name||New Britain Barn Owl, New Britain Masked Owl, Bismarck Owl and Bismarck Masked Owl.|
|Range||island of New Britain, Papua New Guinea.|
As with other tropical barn owls, it is difficult to spot in the wild and therefore poorly studied. It is likely to be a lowland forest or coniferous species.
Given the paucity of reliable information, it was for some time classified as a Data Deficient species by the IUCN. When its status could finally be evaluated properly, earlier assessments were found to be correct, and it is once again listed as a Vulnerable in the 2008 redlist.