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Black-capped Screech Owl - Megascops atricapillus

Formerly Otus atricapillus, species sometimes spelled atricapilla. Also known as Variable Screech Owl

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Status: Locally common.

Original Description: Temminck, Coenraed Jacob & Laugier de Chartrouse, (Baron) Meiffren. 1822. Nouveau recueil de planches coloriées d'oiseau pour servir de suite et de complément aux planches enluminées de Buffon, livraison 25, pl. 145.

References:

König, Weick and Becking. 1999. "Owls: A Guide to the Owls of the World". Yale University Press

Page Information:

Page compiled by . Page last updated 2006-12-28

OwlPages.com Owl Species ID: 040.230.000