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Rusty-barred Owl ~ Strix hylophila


The Rusty-barred Owl is a medium-sized owl with a rounded head and no ear-tufts. It is also known as the Brazilian Owl.

Photo Gallery (5 pictures)

  • Rusty-barred Owl
  • Rusty-barred Owl
  • Rusty-barred Owl
  • Rusty-barred Owl
  • Rusty-barred Owl

Sound Gallery

Typical call - Minas Gerais, Brazil. August 2014. CC Kassius Santos.


Distribution: Southeast Brazil from Rio de Janeiro south to Rio Grande do Sul, as well as to east and south Paraguay and northeast Argentina.

Range of Rusty-barred Owl (Strix hylophila)
Range of the Rusty-barred Owl Strix hylophila

Status: Uncertain. Not rare in suitable habitats, but generally endangered.

Original Description: Temminck, Coenraad Jacob. 1825. Nouveau recueil de planches coloriees d'oiseaux, pour servier de suite et de complement aux planches enluminees de Buffon, livraison 63, pl. 373.

Boyer and Hume. 1991. "Owls of the World". BookSales Inc.
König, Claus & Weick, Friedhelm. 2008. "Owls: A Guide to the Owls of the World (Second Edition)". Yale University Press.
König, Weick and Becking. 1999. "Owls: A Guide to the Owls of the World". Yale University Press.
Sick, Helmut. 1993. "Birds in Brazil". Princeton University Press.

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

Page by Deane Lewis. Last updated 2015-11-02.