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Megascops choliba (Vieillot, 1817)
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Order:
  Strigiformes
Family:
  Strigidae
Genus:
  Megascops

Scientific:
  Megascops choliba

Citation:
  (Vieillot, 1817)

Reference:
  Nouv.Dict.Hist.Nat. 7 p.39

Protonym:
  Strix choliba

Avibase ID:
  E2B40A6E68F699C4

Taxomic Serial Number:
TSN: 686663

Geographic range:

  • Megascops choliba choliba: S Brazil (s Mato Grosso and São Paulo) to e Paraguay
  • Megascops choliba luctisonus: Costa Rica to nw Colombia; Pearl Islands (Panama)
  • Megascops choliba margaritae: Isla Margarita (off nw Venezuela)
  • Megascops choliba duidae: Duida Mountains (s Venezuela)
  • Megascops choliba cruciger: E Colombia to Venezuela, the Guianas, e Peru and ne Brazil
  • Megascops choliba surutus: Bolivia
  • Megascops choliba decussatus: S-central and e Brazil
  • Megascops choliba wetmorei: W Paraguay and n Argentina
  • Megascops choliba uruguaii: SE Brazil to Uruguay and ne Argentina
  • Show more...
Source: Clements checklist

English:
  Tropical Screech-Owl
Czech:
  výreček brýlový
German:
  Cholibakreischeule
Danish:
  Marañón-dværghornugle
Spanish:
  Autillo Chóliba
Finnish:
  pampapöllönen
French:
  Petit-duc choliba
Icelandic:
  Tropical Screech-Owl
Italian:
  Assiolo neotropicale
Japanese:
  supikkusukonohazuku
Japanese:
  スピックスコノハズク
Dutch:
  Cholibaschreeuwuil
Norwegian:
  Tropeugle
Polish:
  syczek tropikalny
Portuguese:
  Corujinha-de-orelha
Portuguese (Brazil):
  Corujinha-do-mato
Russian:
  Южноамериканская совка
Slovak:
  výrček čóliba
Swedish:
  sydamerikansk skrikuv
Chinese:
  热带角鸮


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (1983):
   Tropical Screech-Owl ( Otus choliba)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 35th suppl.):
   Tropical Screech-Owl ( Otus choliba)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 36th suppl.):
   Tropical Screech-Owl ( Otus choliba)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 37th suppl.):
   Tropical Screech-Owl ( Otus choliba)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 38th suppl.):
   Tropical Screech-Owl ( Otus choliba)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 39th suppl.):
   Tropical Screech-Owl ( Otus choliba)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 40th suppl.):
   Tropical Screech-Owl ( Otus choliba)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 41st suppl.):
   Tropical Screech-Owl ( Otus choliba)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (1998):
   Tropical Screech-Owl ( Otus choliba)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 42nd suppl.):
   Tropical Screech-Owl ( Otus choliba)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 43rd suppl.):
   Tropical Screech-Owl ( Otus choliba)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 44th suppl.):
   Tropical Screech-Owl ( Megascops choliba)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 45th suppl.):
   Tropical Screech-Owl ( Megascops choliba)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 46th suppl.):
   Tropical Screech-Owl ( Megascops choliba)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 47th suppl.):
   Tropical Screech-Owl ( Megascops choliba)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 48th suppl.):
   Tropical Screech-Owl ( Megascops choliba)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 49th suppl.):
   Tropical Screech-Owl ( Megascops choliba)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 50th suppl.):
   Tropical Screech-Owl ( Megascops choliba)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 51st suppl.):
   Tropical Screech-Owl ( Megascops choliba)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 52nd suppl.):
   Tropical Screech-Owl ( Megascops choliba)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 53rd suppl.):
   Tropical Screech-Owl ( Megascops choliba)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 54th suppl.):
   Tropical Screech-Owl ( Megascops choliba)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 55th suppl.):
   Tropical Screech-Owl ( Megascops choliba)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 56th suppl.):
   Tropical Screech-Owl ( Megascops choliba)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 57th suppl.):
   Tropical Screech-Owl ( Megascops choliba)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 58th suppl.):
   Tropical Screech-Owl ( Megascops choliba)
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
   Tropical Screech-Owl ( Megascops choliba) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
   Tropical Screech-Owl ( Megascops choliba) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
   Tropical Screech-Owl ( Megascops choliba) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
   Tropical Screech-Owl ( Megascops choliba) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
   Tropical Screech-Owl ( Megascops choliba) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
   Tropical Screech-Owl ( Megascops choliba) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
   Tropical Screech-owl ( Megascops choliba) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
   Tropical Screech-owl ( Megascops choliba) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
   Tropical Screech-owl ( Megascops choliba) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
   Tropical Screech-owl ( Megascops choliba) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
   Tropical Screech-owl ( Megascops choliba) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
   Tropical Screech-owl ( Megascops choliba) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
   Tropical Screech-owl ( Megascops choliba) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
   Tropical Screech-owl ( Megascops choliba) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
   Tropical Screech-owl ( Megascops choliba) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
   Tropical Screech-owl ( Megascops choliba) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
   Tropical Screech-owl ( Megascops choliba) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
   Tropical Screech-owl ( Megascops choliba) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
   Tropical Screech-owl ( Megascops choliba) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
   Petit-duc choliba ( Otus choliba) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
   Petit-duc choliba ( Otus choliba) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
   Tropical Screech-Owl ( Otus choliba) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
   Tropical Screech-Owl ( Otus choliba) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
   Tropical Screech-Owl ( Otus choliba) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
   Tropical Screech-Owl ( Otus choliba) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
   Tropical Screech-Owl ( Otus choliba) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
   Tropical Screech-Owl ( Megascops choliba) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
   Tropical Screech-Owl ( Megascops choliba) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
   Tropical Screech-Owl ( Megascops choliba) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
   Tropical Screech-Owl ( Megascops choliba) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
   Tropical Screech-Owl ( Megascops choliba) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
   Tropical Screech-Owl ( Megascops choliba) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
   Tropical Screech-Owl ( Megascops choliba) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
   Tropical Screech-Owl ( Megascops choliba) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
   Tropical Screech-Owl ( Megascops choliba) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
   Tropical Screech-Owl ( Megascops choliba) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
   Tropical Screech-Owl ( Megascops choliba) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
   Tropical Screech-Owl ( Megascops choliba) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
   Tropical Screech-Owl ( Megascops choliba) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
   Tropical Screech-Owl ( Megascops choliba) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
   Tropical Screech-Owl ( Megascops choliba) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
   Tropical Screech-Owl ( Megascops choliba) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
   Tropical Screech-Owl ( Megascops choliba) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
   Tropical Screech-Owl ( Megascops choliba) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
   Tropical Screech-Owl ( Megascops choliba) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
   Tropical Screech-Owl ( Megascops choliba) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
   Tropical Screech-Owl ( Megascops choliba) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
   Tropical Screech-Owl ( Megascops choliba) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
   Tropical Screech-Owl ( Megascops choliba) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
   Tropical Screech Owl ( Otus choliba) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
   Tropical Screech Owl ( Otus choliba) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
   Tropical Screech Owl ( Otus choliba) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
   Tropical Screech Owl ( Otus choliba) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
   Tropical Screech Owl ( Otus choliba) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
   Tropical Screech Owl ( Otus choliba) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
   Tropical Screech Owl ( Otus choliba) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
   Tropical Screech Owl ( Otus choliba) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
   Tropical Screech Owl ( Otus choliba) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
   Tropical Screech Owl ( Otus choliba) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
   Tropical Screech Owl ( Otus choliba) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
   Tropical Screech Owl ( Megascops choliba) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
   Tropical Screech Owl ( Megascops choliba) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
   Tropical Screech-owl ( Otus choliba) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
   Tropical Screech-owl ( Megascops choliba) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (3/07/2017):
   Tropical Screech-owl ( Megascops choliba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
   Tropical Screech Owl ( Megascops choliba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
   Tropical Screech Owl ( Megascops choliba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
   Tropical Screech Owl ( Megascops choliba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
   Tropical Screech Owl ( Megascops choliba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
   Tropical Screech Owl ( Megascops choliba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
   Tropical Screech Owl ( Megascops choliba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
   Tropical Screech Owl ( Megascops choliba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
   Tropical Screech Owl ( Megascops choliba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
   Tropical Screech Owl ( Megascops choliba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
   Tropical Screech Owl ( Megascops choliba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
   Tropical Screech Owl ( Megascops choliba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
   Tropical Screech Owl ( Megascops choliba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
   Tropical Screech Owl ( Megascops choliba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
   Tropical Screech Owl ( Megascops choliba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
   Tropical Screech Owl ( Megascops choliba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
   Tropical Screech Owl ( Megascops choliba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
   Tropical Screech Owl ( Megascops choliba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
   Tropical Screech Owl ( Megascops choliba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
   Tropical Screech Owl ( Megascops choliba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
   Tropical Screech Owl ( Megascops choliba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
   Tropical Screech Owl ( Megascops choliba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
   Tropical Screech Owl ( Megascops choliba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
   Tropical Screech Owl ( Megascops choliba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
   Tropical Screech Owl ( Megascops choliba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
   Tropical Screech Owl ( Megascops choliba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
   Tropical Screech Owl ( Megascops choliba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
   Tropical Screech Owl ( Megascops choliba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
   Tropical Screech Owl ( Megascops choliba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
   Tropical Screech Owl ( Megascops choliba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
   Tropical Screech Owl ( Megascops choliba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
   Tropical Screech Owl ( Megascops choliba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
   Tropical Screech Owl ( Megascops choliba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
   Tropical Screech Owl ( Megascops choliba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
   Tropical Screech Owl ( Megascops choliba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
   Tropical Screech Owl ( Megascops choliba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
   Tropical Screech Owl ( Megascops choliba) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
   Tropical Screech Owl ( Megascops choliba) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
   Tropical Screech-Owl ( Otus choliba) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
   Tropical Screech-Owl ( Otus choliba) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
   Tropical Screech-Owl ( Otus choliba) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (24/10/2003):
   Tropical Screech-Owl ( Megascops choliba) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (14/09/2005):
   Tropical Screech-Owl ( Megascops choliba) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (16/07/2006):
   Tropical Screech-Owl ( Megascops choliba) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (26/09/2007):
   Tropical Screech-Owl ( Megascops choliba) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (01/05/2008):
   Tropical Screech-Owl ( Megascops choliba) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (30/09/2009):
   Tropical Screech-Owl ( Megascops choliba) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (19/08/2010):
   Tropical Screech-Owl ( Megascops choliba) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (8/08/2011):
   Tropical Screech-Owl ( Megascops choliba) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (8/02/2012):
   Tropical Screech-Owl ( Megascops choliba) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (4/09/2012):
   Tropical Screech-Owl ( Megascops choliba) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (17/03/2013):
   Tropical Screech-Owl ( Megascops choliba) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (9/02/2014):
   Tropical Screech-Owl ( Megascops choliba) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (16/02/2015):
   Tropical Screech-Owl ( Megascops choliba) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (28/07/2016):
   Tropical Screech-Owl ( Megascops choliba) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (22/04/2017):
   Tropical Screech-Owl ( Megascops choliba) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Megascops choliba [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Megascops choliba [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Megascops [choliba or koepckeae] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Other synonyms

Bulgarian: Тропически чухъл
Catalan: Xot tropical
Czech: výreček brýlový, Výrecek jihoamerický
Danish: Maranon-dværghornugle, Marañón-dværghornugle
German: Cholibaeule, Cholibakreischeule, Choliba-Kreischeule
English: Choliba Screech Owl, Choliba Screech-Owl, Savanna Screech Owl, Spix's Screech Owl, Tropical Screech Owl, Tropical Screech-Owl
Spanish: Alicucu común, Alilicucu común, Autillo Americano, Autillo Chóliba, Currucutú, Lechucita, Lechucita neotropical, Tamborcito Común
Spanish (Argentine): Alicucu Común, Alilicucu común
Spanish (Colombia): Currucutú, Currucutú común
Spanish (Costa Rica): Lechucita neotropical
Spanish (Spain): Autillo Chóliba
Spanish (Panama): Autillo Tropical
Spanish (Peru): Lechuza Tropical
Spanish (Paraguay): Lechucita
Spanish (Uruguay): Tamborcito Común
Spanish (Venezuela): Curucucú Común
Estonian: lõunapäll
Finnish: Pampapöllönen
French: Petit-duc choliba, Scops de Choliba
Guarani: Kavure
Hungarian: Choliba-füleskuvik
Italian: Assiolo dei tropici, Assiolo neotropicale
Japanese: supikkusukonohazuku
Japanese: スピックスコノハズク
Latin: Megascops choliba, Otus choliba
Lithuanian: Atogrąžinis apuokėlis
Dutch: Cholibaschreeuwuil, Choliba-schreeuwuil
Norwegian: Tropeugle
Polish: syczek tropikalny, syczoń tropikalny
Portuguese: caboré-de-orelha, coruja-pequena, Corujinha-de-orelha, corujinha-do-mato, corujinha-orelhuda
Portuguese (Brazil): caboré-de-orelha, coruja-pequena, corujinha-de-orelha, Corujinha-do-mato, corujinha-orelhuda
Portuguese (Portugal): Corujinha-do-mato
Russian: Совка тропическая, Тропическая Совка, Южноамериканская совка
Slovak: výrcek choliba, výrček čóliba, Výrik choliba
Swedish: Cholibadvärguv, sydamerikansk skrikuv
Chinese: 热带角鸮
Chinese (Traditional): 熱帶鳴角鴞

 

         

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