The Santa Marta Screech Owl is a small owl with short ear-tufts. It was discovered in February 2007.
Photo Gallery (4 pictures)
Distribution: Known from the El Dorado Bird Reserve in the Sierra Nevada of the Santa Marta mountain range in northern Colombia.
Status: Listed as Vulnerable by Birdlife International.
Original Description: Krabbe. N. K. 2017. A new species of Megascops (Strigidae) from Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Colombia, with notes on voices of New World screech-owls. Ornitología Colombiana 16:eA08.