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Tawny-bellied Screech Owl ~ Megascops watsonii

Introduction

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.

Photo Gallery (5 pictures)

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  • Tawny-bellied Screech Owl

Information

Distribution: Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Suriname, and Venezuela.

Range of Tawny-bellied Screech Owl (Megascops watsonii)
Range of the Tawny-bellied Screech Owl Megascops watsonii

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.

References:
BirdLife International. 2020. "IUCN Red List of Threatened Species". IUCN.
International Ornithological Congress. 2020. "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 watsonii at Xeno-canto.

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

Page by Deane Lewis. Last updated 2020-10-24.