Order: Strigiformes | Family: Strigidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Lomas de Lachay, Lima
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Arequipa, Peru
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Lake Titicaca, Puno
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Espinar, Cusco
Status: The Short-eared Owl is rare to uncommon in the coastal lowlands and Lomas vegetation, the Lake Junin area, and also the Titicaca Basin. It may appear at the right habitats for weeks and then disappear. It also occurs in Co, Ec, Br, Bo, and Ch.
Name in Spanish: Lechuza de Oreja Corta.
Sub-species: Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus suinda), Vieillot, 1817.
Meaning of Name: Asio: L. a type of eared owl. Clamator: L. clamare, clamator= screamer, that screams. flammeus: L. flammeus, flamma = flaming, burning, fiery red.
- 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.