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Chocó Screech Owl ~ Megascops centralis


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

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Distribution: Central Panama to western Colombia and northern and western Ecuador.

Range of Chocó Screech Owl (Megascops centralis)
Range of the Chocó Screech Owl Megascops centralis

Status: Unknown.

Original Description: Hekstra, G.P. 1982. Description of Twenty Four New Subspecies of American Otus (Aves, Strigidae). Bulletin Zoologisch Museum Universteit van Amsterdam. Vol.9, No.7, p. 57.

References: (may contain affiliate links)
International Ornithological Congress. 2023. "IOC World Bird List - Owls".
Megascops centralis at Xeno-canto.

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

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