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Yungas Screech Owl ~ Megascops hoyi

Introduction

The Yungas Screech Owl is a small owl with short ear-tufts. It is also known as the Hoy's Screech Owl or the Montane Forest Screech Owl.

Photo Gallery (6 pictures)

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  • Yungas Screech Owl
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  • Yungas Screech Owl

Information

Distribution: South central Bolivia to northern Argentina.

Range of Yungas Screech Owl (Megascops hoyi)
Range of the Yungas Screech Owl Megascops hoyi

Status: Locally common.

Original Description: König, Claus, & Straneck, Roberto Juan. 1989. Stuttgarter Beiträge zur Naturkunde., Serie A, Biologie, 428, p. 4.

References:
International Ornithological Congress. 2020. "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 hoyi at Xeno-canto.

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

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