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Chaco Owl ~ Strix chacoensis


The Chaco Owl is a medium-sized owl with a rounded head and no ear-tufts.

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Distribution: From southern Bolivia south to the Argentine provinces of Córdoba and Buenos Aires.

Range of Chaco Owl (Strix chacoensis)
Range of the Chaco Owl Strix chacoensis

Status: Listed as 'Near Threatened' by Birdlife International.

Original Description: Cherrie, George Kruck, & Reichenberger, Elsie M.B. (Mrs.). 1921. American Museum Novitates (Am. Mus. Novit.), no. 27: p. 1.

References: (may contain affiliate links)
BirdLife International. 2020. "IUCN Red List of Threatened Species". IUCN.
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.
Strix chacoensis at Xeno-canto.

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

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