The Galápagos Short-eared Owl is a medium-sized owl with small, often concealed ear-tufts. This species is not currently recognised by the International Ornithological Congress, who consider it a sub-species of the Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus.
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Distribution: Endemic to the Galápagos Archipelago, about 1000km east of Ecuador.
Original Description: Gould. 1837. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London, pt. 5, no. 49, p. 10.