Tawny-bellied / Tropical Screech-Owl with extreme long tufts.

Tawny-bellied / Tropical Screech-Owl with extreme long tufts.
Species: Tawny-bellied Screech-owl   Megascops watsonii
Subspecies: usta
Author: jacob.wijpkema
Friday, July 22, 2016
Added to IBC: 12 Aug 2016 - 21:56
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Altitude (m): 
163 meters
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The bird was not calling or singing. The iris color, the tawnyish belly an the small facial disk line made us decide that it was a Tawny-bellied Screech-Owl. However these have normally short or no tufts!

This bird was found in the middle of good gallery forest while the Tropical Screech-Owl is more copmmon on the edges. The tufts are very long for Megascops species anyway.


So please help us out, send mail to: jacob.wijpkema@gmail.com 


jacob.wijpkema, IBC1259520. Accessible at hbw.com/ibc/1259520.

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jacob.wijpkema, IBC1259520. Photo of Tawny-bellied Screech-owl Megascops watsonii at Beni Department, Bolivia. Accessible at hbw.com/ibc/1259520.

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