The Tumbes Screech Owl is a small owl with short, pointed ear-tufts. It is also known as the Coastal Screech Owl. This species is not currently recognised by the International Ornithological Congress, who consider it a sub-species of the Peruvian Screech Owl Megascops roboratus.
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Distribution: Western Ecuador and northwest Peru
Status: Uncertain, probably not rare.
Original Description: Hekstra, Gerrit P. 1982. Bulletin Zoologisch Museum, Universiteit van Amsterdam, vol. 9, no. 7, p. 49-63 [p. 58 (3.18)].