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Rufous-banded Owl ~ Strix albitarsis (Ciccaba albitarsus)


The Rufous-banded Owl is a small to medium-sized owl with a rounded head and no ear-tufts.

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Distribution: Patchily distributed from Venezuela, Colombia and Ecuador to northwest Puru, and from northern Peru on the east Andean slopes south to Bolivia.

Range of Rufous-banded Owl (Strix albitarsis)
Range of the Rufous-banded Owl Strix albitarsis

Status: Listed as 'Least Concern' by Birdlife International.

Original Description: Bonaparte, Charles Lucien Jules Laurent. 1850. Conspectus generum avium (Consp. Gen. Av.) 1: p. 52.

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 albitarsis at Xeno-canto.

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

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