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Cinnamon Screech Owl ~ Megascops petersoni


The Cinnamon Screech Owl is a small owl with moderately long ear-tufts.

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Distribution: Forested eastern foothills of the Andes from southern Ecuador to northern Peru on the east Andean slopes. May also occur in the eastern Andes of Colombia.

Range of Cinnamon Screech Owl (Megascops petersoni)
Range of the Cinnamon Screech Owl Megascops petersoni

Status: Listed as 'Least Concern' by Birdlife International.

Original Description: Fitzpatrick, John W., & O'Neill, John Patton. 1986. Wilson Bulletin 98: p. 114.

References: (may contain affiliate links)
BirdLife International. 2020. "IUCN Red List of Threatened Species". IUCN.
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 petersoni at Xeno-canto.

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

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