French: Chouette fasciée German: Rötelkauz Spanish: Cárabo patiblanco
Subspecies and Distribution
C. a. albitarsis
(Bonaparte, 1850) – Andes from N Venezuela S to Ecuador.
C. a. opaca
J. L. Peters, 1943 – E slope of Andes in Peru.
C. a. tertia
Todd, 1947 – E slope in W & C Bolivia.
30–35 cm; 265–350 g (n = 2 specimens). Medium-sized owl with rounded head and distinctive plumage pattern. Facial disc rufous, becoming blacker around... read more
Fast series of 5–10 short, deep, guttural notes followed by brief pause and then an explosive... read more
Humid montane evergreen forest and cloudforest, including Podocarpus, with dense... read more
Food and feeding
Diet unstudied. Probably insects and small mammals. Nocturnal; active shortly after dark and before dawn. Forages in canopy and reported... read more
Recently fledged bird found in third week Jun in Colombia; juvenile seen in Aug in Venezuela; no other information.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). CITES II. Status uncertain; no information on global population size or population trends. Locally fairly common, but few reliable... read more
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