P. L. Sclater and Salvin, 1868,
In past, often placed in Otus, and still placed in Gymnoglaux by some authors#R#R. Earlier suggestion that this species is close to Puerto Rican Megascops nudipes considered unacceptable#R; separated from latter at genus level by very different morphology and vocal patterns. Has been thought possibly related to Athene. Birds from W Cuba and I of Pines sometimes separated as race exsul, but apparently indistinguishable from those in rest of range. Monotypic.
Cuba and I of Pines.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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