Family Strigidae

Family Strigidae cinnamon screech owl Family Strigidae short eared owl
Birds within the family Strigidae are known as typical owls. They vary greatly in size, but all tend to have large heads, short tails, cryptic plumage, massive eyes relative to their body size, and round facial discs. Asymmetrical facial discs allow owls to localize the source of sounds. The family is generally arboreal. Their wings are generally broad and rounded. Like other birds of prey many owl species exhibit reverse sexual dimorphism in size, where females are larger than males. Because of their nocturnal habits  they tend not to exhibit sexual dimorphism in their plumage. The toes and tarsus are feathered in some species. The genus Glaucidium have eye patches on the nape area. Numerous nocturnal species have ear-tufts, feathers on the sides of the head that are thought to have a camouflage function breaking up the outline of a roosting bird. There are 11 genera and 29 species of owls known to occur in Peru. Photo (left): Cinnamon Screech-Owl ©Alejandro Alarcon. (right) Short-eared Owl ©Carlos Gussoni.
Owls Buhos, Lechuzas
Tropical Screech-Owl Lechuza Tropical Megascops choliba
Peruvian Screech-Owl Lechuza Peruana Megascops roboratus
Koepcke’s Screech-Owl Lechuza de Koepcke Megascops koepckeae (E)
Rufescent Screech-Owl Lechuza Rojiza Megascops ingens
Cinnamon Screech-Owl Lechuza Canela Megascops petersoni
Cloud-forest Screech-Owl Lechuza de Bosque de Neblina Megascops marshalli
Tawny-bellied Screech-Owl Lechuza de Vientre Leonado Megascops watsonii
Foothill Screech-Owl Lechuza Submontana Megascops roraimae
White-throated Screech-Owl Lechuza de Garganta Blanca Megascops albogularis
Crested Owl Búho Penachudo Lophostrix cristata
Spectacled Owl Búho de Anteojos Pulsatrix perspicillata
Band-bellied Owl Búho de Vientre Bandeado Pulsatrix melanota
Great Horned Owl Búho Americano Bubo virginianus
Mottled Owl Búho Café Ciccaba virgata
Black-and-white Owl Búho Blanco y Negro Ciccaba nigrolineata
Black-banded Owl Búho Negro Bandeado Ciccaba huhula
Rufous-banded Owl Búho Rufo Bandeado Ciccaba albitarsis
Andean Pygmy-Owl Lechucita Andina Glaucidium jardinii
Yungas Pygmy-Owl Lechucita de las Yungas Glaucidium bolivianum
Subtropical Pygmy-Owl Lechucita Subtropical Glaucidium parkeri
Amazonian Pygmy-Owl Lechucita Amazónica Glaucidium hardyi
Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl Lechucita Ferruginosa Glaucidium brasilianum
Peruvian Pygmy-Owl Lechucita Peruana Glaucidium peruanum
Long-whiskered Owlet Lechucita Bigotona Xenoglaux loweryi (E)
Burrowing Owl Lechuza Terrestre Athene cunicularia
Buff-fronted Owl Lechucita de Frente Anteada Aegolius harrisii
Striped Owl Búho Listado Pseudoscops clamator
Stygian Owl Búho Estigio Asio stygius
Short-eared Owl Lechuza de Oreja Corta Asio flammeus
peru aves - birdsTYTONIDAE: Barn Owls – Lechuzas de Campanario  STEATORNITHIDAE: Oilbird – Guacharoperu aves