Undescribed San Isidro Owl
11th March 2005
Thought you may want a couple more pics for your Owl Pages. I have attached
a Cloud-forest Pygmy-Owl and an owl that's at San Isidro on the east slope
of the Ecuadorian Andes that's as yet undescribed.
Hope you can use them.
13th April 2005
Hello Steve, thanks for your e-mail and the fantastic photos!
I was just wondering if the undescribed owl may be Strix nigrolineata (Black-and-white owl). I'm not sure of the exact location of San Isidro, but
I believe it is close to the Napo river in Ecuador, so the range would be
close I think.
Thanks again, and best regards,
Deane P. Lewis
1st May 2005
The undescribed owl species is on the wrong slope for Black-and-white and is too
high to be Black-banded. It was found at San Isidro on the east slope
(about 2100 meters) about four years ago and as yet has not been officially
described. Apparently there are possibly birds of the same type in Columbia
and possibly Peru, but more research needs to be carried out.
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