The Owl Pages

Peruvian Screech Owl ~ Megascops roboratus


The Peruvian Screech Owl is a small owl with short ear-tufts. It is also known as the West Peruvian Screech Owl or the Dark-crowned Screech Owl.

Photo Gallery (2 pictures)

  • Peruvian Screech Owl
  • Peruvian Screech Owl


Distribution: Southern Ecuador and north Peru.

Range of Peruvian Screech Owl (Megascops roboratus)
Range of the Peruvian Screech Owl Megascops roboratus

Status: Locally uncommon to rare.

Original Description: Bangs, Outram, & Noble, Gladwyn Kingsley. 1918. Auk 35: p. 448.

References: (may contain affiliate links)
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.
Megascops roboratus at Xeno-canto.

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

Page by Deane Lewis. Last updated 2020-10-24. Copyright Information.