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Foothill Screech Owl ~ Megascops roraimae


The Foothill Screech Owl is a small owl with short ear-tufts. It is also known as the Roraima Screech Owl.


Distribution: Mountains in southern Venezuela and Guyana, and adjacent northern Brazil. Also in the coastal cordilleras of northern Venezuela.

Range of Foothill Screech Owl  (Megascops roraimae)
Range of the Foothill Screech Owl Megascops roraimae

Status: Unknown.

Original Description: Salvin, Osbert. 1897. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists' Club, 6, p. 38.

References: (may contain affiliate links)
International Ornithological Congress. 2023. "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 roraimae at Xeno-canto.

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

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