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Genus: Megascops


Santa Marta Screech-Owl
Photo by Max1
Santa Marta mountains, Colombia, February 2016

Screech-Owls in the Americas.


Megascops is a genus in the family Strigidae.

Almost all Screech-Owls in the Americas have previously been considered to belong in the same genus (Otus) as the European and Asian Scops-Owls, but a reassignment to Megascops have been accepted by among other authorities, the American Ornithologists' Union.

Genus Megascops viewedit
M. clarkii Bare-shanked Screech-Owl
M. trichopsis Whiskered Screech-Owl
M. albogularis White-throated Screech-Owl
M. choliba Tropical Screech-Owl
M. koepckeae Koepcke's Screech-Owl
M. ingens Rufescent Screech-Owl
M. petersoni Cinnamon Screech-Owl
M. marshalli Cloud-forest Screech-Owl
M. hoyi Montane Forest Screech-Owl
M. guatemalae Middle American Screech-Owl
M. centralis Choco Screech-Owl
M. roraimae Foothill Screech-Owl
M. sanctaecatarinae Long-tufted Screech-Owl
M. barbarus Bearded Screech-Owl
M. seductus Balsas Screech-Owl
M. cooperi Pacific Screech-Owl
M. kennicottii Western Screech-Owl
M. asio Eastern Screech-Owl
M. gilesi Santa Marta Screech-Owl
M. roboratus Peruvian Screech-Owl
M. watsonii Tawny-bellied Screech-Owl
M. atricapilla Black-capped Screech-Owl

Photos of an (undescribed) Screech Owl from Santa Marta Mts: http://www.birdforum.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/399689/limit/recent, http://www.birdforum.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/399688/limit/recent, http://www.birdforum.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/399687/limit/recent, http://www.birdforum.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/442656/cat/all/limit/last1