French: Petit-duc de Clark German: Nacktbein-Kreischeule Spanish: Autillo serrano
L. Kelso and E. H. Kelso, 1935,
Relationships unknown. Monotypic.
Costa Rica S to extreme NW Colombia.
23–25 cm; 130–190 g. Fairly large screech-owl with large head, ear tufts smaller than most other Megascops. Face cinnamon with poorly defined facial rim... read more
Primary song a deep “wook wook wook wook”, repeated at intervals of few seconds;... read more
Cloudforest and humid, dense mountain forest and forest edge; sometimes occurs in thinner upland... read more
Food and feeding
Mainly large insects, including crickets, grasshoppers and beetles, also spiders; some small rodents and probably other vertebrates also... read more
Very little known. Lays mid-Feb–May; fledged young seen May–Aug. Only known nest, found in Costa Rica in 1994, was in natural... read more
No information. Adults presumably resident.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). CITES II. Restricted-range species: present in Costa Rica in several protected areas, such as Volcán Poás National Park... read more
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