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Roraima Screech Owl ~ Megascops roraimae


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


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

Status: Unknown.

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

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 2015-10-15.