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Colombian Screech Owl ~ Megascops colombianus

Introduction

The Colombian Screech Owl is a small to medium-sized Owl with medium-long ear-tufts.

Photo Gallery (3 pictures)

  • Colombian Screech Owl
  • Colombian Screech Owl
  • Colombian Screech Owl

Sound Gallery

Typical call - Otun Quimbaya Reserve, Colombia. CC Fabrice Schmitt.

Information

Distribution: From Colombia to north Ecuador on the western slopes of the Andes between 1300m and 2100m elevation.

Range of Colombian Screech Owl (Megascops colombianus)
Range of the Colombian Screech Owl Megascops colombianus

Status: Probably rare.

Original Description: Traylor, Melvin Alvah, Jr. 1952. Natural History Miscellanea, Chicago Academy of Sciences, no. 99, p. 1-4.

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 2015-10-13.