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Montane Forest Screech Owl ~ Megascops hoyi

Introduction

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

Photo Gallery (6 pictures)

  • Montane Forest Screech Owl
  • Montane Forest Screech Owl
  • Montane Forest Screech Owl
  • Montane Forest Screech Owl
  • Montane Forest Screech Owl
  • Montane Forest Screech Owl

Information

Distribution: South central Bolivia to northern Argentina.

Status: Locally common.

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

References:
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: Megascops.

Page by Deane Lewis. Last updated 2015-10-12.