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Cloud-forest Screech Owl ~ Megascops marshalli


The Cloud-forest Screech Owl is a small owl with very short ear-tufts.


Distribution: From the Andes of central Peru to western Bolivia.

Range of Cloud-forest Screech Owl (Megascops marshalli)
Range of the Cloud-forest Screech Owl Megascops marshalli

Status: Listed as 'Near Threatened' by Birdlife International.

Original Description: Weske, John S., & Terborgh, John. 1981. Auk 98: p. 17.

References: (may contain affiliate links)
BirdLife International. 2020. "IUCN Red List of Threatened Species". IUCN.
International Ornithological Congress. 2023. "IOC World Bird List - Owls".
König, Claus & Weick, Friedhelm. 2008. "Owls: A Guide to the Owls of the World (Second Edition)". Yale University Press.
Megascops marshalli at Xeno-canto.

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

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