Order: Strigiformes | Family: Strigidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Leimebamba
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Chalhuanca, Apurimac
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Mollepata, Cuzco
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Mantaro Valley
Status: Endemic. The status of the Koepcke’s Scrrech-Owl is still poorly understood. It is fairly common in some localities and rare or absent (or perhaps overlooked) in others. Hence, the known disjunct range. It is known to occur at elevations within 2450-4000 m.
Name in Spanish: Lechuza de Koepcke.
Sub-species: Koepcke’s Screech Owl (Megascops koepckeae koepckeae), (Hekstra), 1982. NW Peru, from Lambayeque and Cajamarca to La Libertad, and around Utcubamba Valley in Amazonas, also Ancash (Cordillera Blanca) and on Pacific slope of Lima.
(M. k. hockingi), Fjeldså, Baiker, Engblom, Franke, Geale, Krabbe, Lane,
Lezama, Schmitt, Williams, Ugarte-Núñez, V. Yábar, and R. Yábar, 2012. SC Peru, in dry intermontane valleys, irregularly from S Junín S to Huancavelica, Ayacucho and Apurímac.
Meaning of Name: Megascops: Gr. Megas, megale= large, great and scops= an owl. In reference of Old World generally eared owls. koepckeae: In honor of Maria Emilia Koepcke née von Mikulicz-Radecki (1924-1971) German ornithologist in Peru 1949-1971, explorer, and collector.
- 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.