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Vermiculated Screech Owl ~ Megascops vermiculatus


The Vermiculated Screech Owl is a small owl with short ear-tufts.

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  • Vermiculated Screech Owl

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Typical call - Puerto Viejo, Heredia, Costa Rica. April 2001. CC Dan Lane.


Distribution: Costa Rica and Panama to northwest Colombia and northern Venezuela.

Range of Vermiculated Screech Owl (Megascops vermiculatus)
Range of the Vermiculated Screech Owl Megascops vermiculatus

Status: Uncertain.

Original Description: Ridgway, Robert. 1887. Proceedings of the U.S. National Museum, 10, p. 267-268.

König, Claus & Weick, Friedhelm. 2008. "Owls: A Guide to the Owls of the World (Second Edition)". Yale University Press.

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

Page by Deane Lewis. Last updated 2015-10-15.