Order: Strigiformes | Family: Strigidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown |Loc. Lima, Peru
Age: Juveniles | Sex: Unknown |Loc. Lima, Peru
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown |Loc. Northwest, Peru
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown |Loc. Moyobamba, San Martin
Status: The Burrowing Owl is fairly common and widespread on the western lowlands. It also occurs in southeastern and northeastern Peru where is uncommon to rare. It also occurs in Co, Ec, Br, Bo, and Ch.
Name in Spanish: Lechuza Terrestre.
Sub-species: Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia punensis), (Chapman), 1914. SW Ecuador (C Manabí) S in coastal region to NW Peru (Piura).
(A. c. nanodes), (Berlepsch and Stolzmann), 1892. Coastal SW Peru to N Chile (Arica).
(A. c. juninensis) (Berlepsch and Stolzmann), 1902. Andes from C Peru to W Bolivia and NW Argentina.
Meaning of Name: Athene: Gr. deity Athena. cunicularia: L. cunicularius, cuniculus= mine, mining, tunnel, underground passage.
- 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.