Birds of Colombia

    STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae (Owls)  
Genus: Megascops (10 species, 26 worldwide)

White-throated Screech Owl
White-throated Screech Owl (Megascops albogularis)
Yanacocha, Pichincha, Ecuador  
Photograph by Lev Frid   © All Rights Reserved.

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Choco Screech Owl (Megascops centralis)

Split from the Vermiculated Screech Owl because of vocalization differences. Lacking black border to facial disk seen on Tropical Screech Owl, and has a much different call.

Tropical Screech Owl
Tropical Screech Owl (Megascops choliba)
ProAves Blue-billed Curassow Reserve, Puerto Pinzon, Boyaca, Colombia
  Note black border to facial disc.

Bare-shanked Screech Owl
Bare-shanked Screech Owl (Megascops clarkii)
Cartago, Prusia, Costa Rica  
Photograph by Jorge Obando Gutierrez   © Copyrighted, All Rights Reserved.

Colombian Screech Owl
Colombian Screech Owl (Megascops colombianus) Near Threatened
  Note dark eyes (not seen well in this photo).
Photograph by Terry S. Baltimore   © All Rights Reserved.

Santa Marta Screech Owl
Santa Marta Screech Owl (Megascops gilesi) Near Threatened ENDEMIC
ProAves El Dorado Reserve, Santa Marta Sierra Nevada, Magdalena, Colombia  

Only recently discovered and finally described in 2017. Found around 2000m. in the Santa Marta Sierra Nevada.

Rufescent Screech Owl
Rufescent Screech Owl (Megascops ingens)
Manu, Peru  
Photograph by Joel N. Rosenthal   © All Rights Reserved.

Napo Screech Owl
Napo Screech Owl (Megascops napensis)
Loreto, Orellana Province, Ecuador  
Photograph by Eric Gropp     Copyright and usage info

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Cinnamon Screech Owl (Megascops petersoni)

Rare and local at mid-level Andean altitudes (1800m).

Tawny-bellied Screech Owl
Tawny-bellied Screech Owl (Megascops watsonii)
Manu, Peru  
Photograph by Joel N. Rosenthal   © All Rights Reserved.

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