French: Hibou strié German: Schreieule Spanish: Búho gritón
Subspecies and Distribution
A. c. forbesi
(Lowery & Dalquest, 1951) – S Mexico to Panama.
A. c. clamator
(Vieillot, 1808) – Colombia and Venezuela to the Guianas, S to E Peru and C & NE Brazil.
A. c. oberi
(E. H. Kelso, 1936) –
Tobago#R and NE Trinidad (possibly extinct from latter).
A. c. midas
(Schlegel, 1863) – E Bolivia and S Brazil S to NE Argentina (to Buenos Aires) and Uruguay.
30–38 cm; male 335–553 g, female 390–563 g, unsexed 670 g. Medium-sized owl with long, black ear-tufts and mostly white facial disc bordered black;... read more
Male gives series of well-spaced (several seconds between notes) single hoots, each note lasting c... read more
Wide variety of open and semi-open habitats with scattered trees, including edge of tropical forest... read more
Food and feeding
Mostly small mammals such as rodents (Liomys, Calomys, Rattus rattus, Rethrodon auritus, Holochilus... read more
Laying dates variable: Mar–Aug in Argentina, Sept–Oct in Suriname, Feb–Mar in Colombia, Dec in Panama, late Jan–Feb... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). CITES II. Numbers thought to exceed 500,000 worldwide, and population suspected to be stable, but no hard data. Widespread, though... read more
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