Family Typical Owls (Strigidae)

Least Concern

Tawny-browed Owl (Pulsatrix koeniswaldiana)


Taxonomy

French: Chouette à sourcils jaunes German: Gelbbrauenkauz Spanish: Lechuzón acollarado chico
Taxonomy:

Syrnium Koeniswaldianum

M. S. Bertoni and A. W. Bertoni

, 1901,

probably from near Puerto Bertoni on the Alto Paraná, Paraguay

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Thought to be closest to P. melanota. Sometimes treated as conspecific with latter, but morphology and vocalizations differ. Monotypic.

Distribution:

E Paraguay, extreme NE Argentina (Misiones) and S Brazil (Espírito Santo S to N Rio Grande do Sul).

Descriptive notes

c. 44 cm; male 405–562 g, female 331–670 g. Facial disc brown, encircled by ochre, with white rictal bristles near bill, small white chin patch and creamy... read more

Voice

Low, descending sequence of guttural, ventriloquial “brrr brrr brrr brrr” or “ut... read more

Habitat

Humid, tropical forest and more open woodland; also Araucaria-dominated forest. In S... read more

Food and feeding

Small mammals, birds and large insects; probably also other small vertebrates. Stomach of road-killed bird in Brazil contained a small... read more

Breeding

Poorly studied; season uncertain. Nest in tree hole, usually 2 eggs; incubation c. 5 weeks, by female; nestling with white down and dark... read more

Movements

Probably resident.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened (Least Concern). CITES II. Restricted-range species: present in Atlantic Forest Lowlands EBA. Considered relatively rare, or at best uncommon;... read more

Recommended citation

Holt, D.W., Berkley, R., Deppe, C., Enríquez Rocha, P., Petersen, J.L., Rangel Salazar, J.L., Segars, K.P., Wood, K.L., de Juana, E. & Marks, J.S. (2019). Tawny-browed Owl (Pulsatrix koeniswaldiana). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/55054 on 25 June 2019).