Order: Strigiformes | Family: Strigidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern
Age: Adult \ Sex: Unknown \ Loc. Cajamarca, Peru
Age: Adult \ Sex: Unknown \ Loc. Andes of Colombia
Age: Adult \ Sex: Unknown \ Loc. Puno, Peru
Age: Juveniles\ Sex: Unknown \ Loc. Peru and Colombia
Status: The Great Horned Owl is uncommon on the west slope of the Andes at elevations ranging between 2600-4400 m. It also occurs in southeastern Peru in the Puerto Maldonado area. It also occurs in Co, Ec, Br, Bo, and Ch.
Name in Spanish: Búho Americano.
Sub-species: Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus nigrescens), Berlepsch, 1884. Andes from Colombia to NW Peru (Piura).
(B.v. magellanicus), Lesson, 1828. C Peru, Chile, W Bolivia and W Argentina S to Tierra del Fuego.
Meaning of Name: Bubo: L. bubo, bubonic= Eagle Owl. virginianus= related to or originating in the state of Virginia in the United States of America.
- Species range based on: Schulenberg, T. S., D. F. Stotz, and L. Rico. 2006. Distribution maps of the birds of Peru, version 1.0. Environment, Culture & Conservation (ECCo). The Field Museum. http://fm2.fieldmuseum.org/uw_test/birdsofperu on 08/01/2015.