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Galápagos Short-eared Owl ~ Asio galapagoensis


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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  • Galápagos Short-eared Owl
  • Galápagos Short-eared Owl


Distribution: Endemic to the Galápagos Archipelago, about 1000km east of Ecuador.

Range of Galápagos Short-eared Owl (Asio galapagoensis)
Range of the Galápagos Short-eared Owl Asio galapagoensis

Status: Unknown.

Original Description: Gould. 1837. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London, pt. 5, no. 49, p. 10.

References: (may contain affiliate links)
König, Claus & Weick, Friedhelm. 2008. "Owls: A Guide to the Owls of the World (Second Edition)". Yale University Press.

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

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