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Long-tufted Screech Owl ~ Megascops sanctaecatarinae

Introduction

The Long-tufted Screech Owl is a small to medium-sized owl with bushy ear-tufts. It is also known as the Santa Catarina Screech Owl.

Photo Gallery (5 pictures)

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Sound Gallery

Typical Call - São Francisco de Paula, Brazil. August 2008. CC Nick Athanas.

Information

Distribution: Southeast Brazil, Uraguay and northeast Argentina.

Range of Long-tufted Screech Owl (Megascops sanctaecatarinae)
Range of the Long-tufted Screech Owl Megascops sanctaecatarinae

Status: Locally common.

Original Description: Salvin, Osbert. 1897. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists' Club (BBOC) 6: p. 37.

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.