The Bearded Screech Owl is a very small owl with short ear-tufts. It is also known as the Bridled Screech Owl or Santa Barbara Screech Owl.
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Distribution: Chiapas, Mexico to central Guatemala.
Status: Listed as Vulnerable by Birdlife International.
Original Description: Sclater, Philip Lutley, & Salvin, Osbert. 1868. Proceedings of the Scientific Meetings of the Zoological Society of London for the Year 1868, pt. 1, p. 56-57.