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Northern Tawny-bellied Screech Owl ~ Megascops watsonii

Introduction

The Northern Tawny-bellied Screech Owl is a small owl with relatively long ear-tufts.

Photo Gallery (2 pictures)

  • Northern Tawny-bellied Screech Owl
  • Northern Tawny-bellied Screech Owl

Information

Distribution: Lowlands of east Colombia, west and south Venezuela and Suriname to northeast Ecuador and northeast Peru, as well as the northern Amazonian part of Brazil.

Status: Uncertain, probably threatened.

Original Description: Cassin, John. 1849. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 4 (1848), p. 123-124.

References:
König, Claus & Weick, Friedhelm. 2008. "Owls: A Guide to the Owls of the World (Second Edition)". Yale University Press.

See also: Other owls from South America, Genus: Megascops.

Page by Deane Lewis. Last updated 2015-10-14.