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Rio Napo Screech Owl ~ Megascops napensis


The Rio Napo Screech Owl is a small owl with short, dark ear-tufts. This species is not currently recognised by the International Ornithological Congress, who consider it a sub-species of the Foothill Screech Owl Megascops roraimae.

Photo Gallery (3 pictures)

  • Rio Napo Screech Owl
  • Rio Napo Screech Owl
  • Rio Napo Screech Owl

Sound Gallery

Typical call - Napo, Ecuador. June 2012. CC Nick Athanas.


Distribution: East Colombia to Peru and northern Bolivia.

Range of Rio Napo Screech Owl (Megascops napensis)
Range of the Rio Napo Screech Owl Megascops napensis

Status: Uncertain.

Original Description: Chapman, Frank Michler. 1928. American Museum Novitates, no. 332, p. 3-5.

References: (may contain affiliate links)
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.

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