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White-throated Screech Owl ~ Megascops albogularis


The White-throated Screech Owl is a small to medium-sized owl with no ear-tufts.

Photo Gallery (2 pictures)

  • White-throated Screech Owl
  • White-throated Screech Owl

Sound Gallery

Typical call - Chihuana, Peru. July 2010. CC Dan Lane.


Distribution: Northern Colombia and northwest Venezsuela south to Cochabamba in Bolivia.

Range of White-throated Screech Owl (Megascops albogularis)
Range of the White-throated Screech Owl Megascops albogularis

Status: Fairly common in the Andes of Ecuador and Peru.

Original Description: Cassin, John. 1849. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Science of Philadelphia (Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia) 4 (1848): p. 124.

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 2015-10-15.