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Jamaican Owl ~ Pseudoscops grammicus


The Jamaican Owl is a small to medium-sized owl with long ear-tufts.

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  • Jamaican Owl
  • Jamaican Owl
  • Jamaican Owl


Distribution: Endemic to Jamaica in the Greater Antilles.

Range of Jamaican Owl (Pseudoscops grammicus)
Range of the Jamaican Owl Pseudoscops grammicus

Status: Common and widespread. Listed as 'Least Concern' by Birdlife International.

Original Description: Gosse, Philip Henry. 1847. The birds of Jamaica (Birds Jamaica): p. 19.

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.
Pseudoscops grammicus at Xeno-canto.

See also: Other owls from Central America, Genus: Pseudoscops.

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