Birds of Colombia

    STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae (Owls)  
Genus: Strix (4 species, 22 worldwide)

Genus Strix are large stocky round-headed owls, around 35 to 40 cm., and include the well-known North American Barred Owl.

Rufous-banded Owl
Rufous-banded Owl (Strix albitarsis albitarsis)
Rio Blanco Ecological Reserve, Manizales, Caldas, Colombia  
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

A medium-sized owl, small for genus strix, found at over 2500 meters.
Additional photo.
Additional photo.

Black-banded Owl
Black-banded Owl (Strix huhula)
Manu National Park, Peru  
Photograph by Joel N. Rosenthal   © All Rights Reserved.

Black-and-white Owl
Black-and-white Owl (Strix nigrolineata)
Minca, Magdalena, Colombia  
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Mottled Owl
Mottled Owl (Strix virgata)
Pouso Alegre Lodge, Poconé, Brazil  
Photograph by Rodrigo Conte   © All Rights Reserved.

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