The Rufous-legged Owl is a medium-sized owl with a rounded head and no ear-tufts.
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Distribution: From south central Chile and southwest Argentina south to Tierra del Fuego. Also occurs on Chiloé Island.
Status: Uncertain, possibly threatened locally.
Original Description: King, Philip Parker (Rear Admiral). 1827. (The) Zoological Journal 3. (Zool. J.; Conducted by Thomas Bell, John George Children, James de Carle Sowerby, and GB Sowerby. 1824-1835 5 vols., 8vo): p. 426.