Birds of Mexico

    STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae (Owls)  
Genus: Megascops (7 species, 24 worldwide)

Genus Megascops, Screech Owls, are small owls, around 24 cm., which stay hidden during the day, and are usually only heard at night.

Eastern Screech Owl
Eastern Screech Owl (Megascops asio floridanus)
Green Cay Nature Center, Delray Beach, Florida, USA  
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Bearded Screech Owl
Bearded Screech Owl (Megascops barbarus) Vulnerable
San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico  
Photograph by Nigel Voaden   © All Rights Reserved.

Pacific Screech Owl
Pacific Screech Owl (Megascops cooperi)
Hacienda Tenorio-CaƱas, Guanacaste, Costa Rica  
Photograph by Jorge Obando Gutierrez   © Copyrighted, All Rights Reserved.

Middle American Screech Owl
Middle American Screech Owl (Megascops guatemalae)
Yucatan, Mexico
  Rufous (not brown) morph.
Photograph by Edward Boyd   © All Rights Reserved.

Western Screech Owl
Western Screech Owl (Megascops kennicottii)
United States  
Photograph by Dominic Sherony     Copyright and usage info

Balsas Screech Owl
Balsas Screech Owl (Megascops seductus) ENDEMIC
Miacatlan, Morelos, Mexico  
Photograph by Carl Giometti   © All Rights Reserved.

Whiskered Screech Owl
Whiskered Screech Owl (Megascops trichopsis aspersus)
Carr Canyon, Arizona,  
Photograph by George Scott Photography   © All Rights Reserved.

© Tom Friedel - All Rights Reserved, except for images and data otherwise noted.       Colombia       Panama       Ecuador       Costa Rica       Mexico
Experimental sites:       Peru       Venezuela       The World       Brazil       Bolivia
Really Experimental sites:       Guyana       Nicaragua       Cuba