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Bearded Screech Owl

Megascops barbarus

Description:

The bearded screech owl (Megascops barbarus) and its owlet on the left.

Notes:

Sad to find out hay this species has been uplisted to vulnerable due to increasing deforestation and loss of its habitat.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Kiyo
Kiyo 7 years ago
Bearded Screech Owl
Megascops barbarus Bearded screech owl - Wikipedia


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8 Comments

AshleyT
AshleyT 7 years ago

Also, I'm pretty sure this is a whiskered screech owl. Bearded screech owl should have feathered toes, and your bird has naked toes which is a characteristic of whiskered screech owls. See: https://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/Sp...

AshleyT
AshleyT 7 years ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

Jim Nelson
Jim Nelson 7 years ago

Either way...nice spotting!

jonathan.voghell
jonathan.voghell 7 years ago

awsome

Kiyo
Kiyo 7 years ago

No , you're right ,it dosen't appear to be , but it might have a little fluff but thats just speculation . It could be the adult im not sure how long the young of this species stays with their parents , i'd assume a long while

Machi
Machi 7 years ago

Yes that might be a better fit. I don't think the one on the right is an owlet though

Kiyo
Kiyo 7 years ago

I was thinking Bearded Screech Owl, they're owlets, because of the puffs of down feathers breaking up their pattern. It's very obvious the one on the left is an owlet with how puffy it is.

Machi
Machi 7 years ago

Western screech owl?

Sololá, Guatemala

Spotted on May 22, 2017
Submitted on May 22, 2017

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