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Southern Tawny-bellied Screech Owl ~ Megascops usta

Introduction

The Southern Tawny-bellied Screech Owl is a small owl with medium-sized prominent ear-tufts.

Photo Gallery (3 pictures)

  • Southern Tawny-bellied Screech Owl
  • Southern Tawny-bellied Screech Owl
  • Southern Tawny-bellied Screech Owl

Information

Distribution: Amazonian Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Brazil south to the lowland forest in north Bolivia and Brazilian Mato Grosso.

Status: Uncertain, locally not rare.

Original Description: Sclater, Philip Lutley. 1859. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London, pt.26, No.355, p. 132.

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 2015-10-14.