The Tawny-bellied Screech Owl is a small owl with relatively long ear-tufts. Some authors split this species into the Northern Tawny-bellied Screech Owl Megascops watsonii and the Southern Tawny-bellied Screech Owl Megascops usta.
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Distribution: Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Suriname, and Venezuela.
Status: Listed as 'Least Concern' by Birdlife International.
Original Description: Cassin, John. 1849. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 4 (1848), p. 123-124.