Striped Owl (Pseudoscops clamator)

Order: Strigiformes  | Family: Strigidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Northwest Peru

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. San Martin, Peru

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Loreto, Peru

Age: Juveniles| Sex: Unknown | Loc. Colombia | Loreto, Peru

Identification & Behavior: ~36 cm (14.2 in). The Striped Owl is brown above and pale (east of the Andes) or tawny (west of the Andes), with dusky stripes below. Birds on the west side of the Andes have yellow iris and tawny facial discs. Birds on the east side of the Andes have dark eyes and pale facial discs. The juvenile has black around the bill and eyes. All forms have conspicuous ear tufts. It forages in semi-open habitats. It is similar to the Short-eared Owl but is distinguished by the long and well-defined ear tufts, smaller size, and habitat use. Also ,see the much larger Great-horned Owl.

Status: The Striped Owl is widespread, but is uncommon to rare in the western lowlands and Amazonia. It has been recorded at elevations of up 1700 on the east slope of the Andes. It also occurs in Co, Ec, Br, and Bo.

Name in Spanish: Búho Listado.

Sub-species: Striped Owl (Pseudoscops clamator), Vieillot, 1808.

Meaning of Name: Asio: L. a type of eared owl. clamator: L. clamare, clamator= screamer, that screams.

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Distribution Map


    • 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. on 08/01/2015.