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Eastern or Western Screech Owl

Megascops [asio or kennicottii] (= Megascops asio) (Linnaeus, 1758)

The eastern screech owl or eastern screech-owl, is a small owl that is relatively common in Eastern North America, from Mexico to Canada. This species is native to most wooded environments of its distribution, and more so than any other owl in its range, has adapted well to manmade development, although it frequently avoids detection due to its strictly nocturnal habits. Source: Wikipedia




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Classification
Order:
  Strigiformes
Family:
  Strigidae
Genus:
   Megascops
Scientific:
  Megascops asio


Original description

Citation:
  (Linnaeus, 1758)

Reference:
  Syst.Nat.ed.10 p.92

Protonym:
  Strix Asio

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/764490


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  1C33336279F7964C

Avibase ID:
  avibase-1C333362

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/1C333362


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 686658

Geographic range:

  • Megascops kennicottii kennicottii: Pacific coast of North America from southeastern Alaska south to southern Oregon
  • Megascops kennicottii bendirei: Pacific coast of North America from south central Oregon south through California (west of the Sierra Nevada) to northwestern Mexico (coastal northern Baja California)
  • Megascops kennicottii macfarlanei: southern British Columbia south to eastern Oregon, Idaho, and western Montana
  • Megascops kennicottii aikeni: California east of the Sierra Nevada and Nevada east to Colorado and west Texas
  • Megascops kennicottii cardonensis: northern Baja California
  • Megascops kennicottii xantusi: Cape district of s Baja California
  • Megascops kennicottii yumanensis: SE California and sw Arizona to n Mexico (nw Sonora)
  • Megascops kennicottii suttoni: SW Texas to Mexican Plateau
  • Megascops kennicottii vinaceus: N Mexico (s Sonora and w Chihuahua to n Sinaloa)
  • Megascops asio asio: Oklahoma to South Carolina and Georgia
  • Megascops asio naevius: SE Canada and ne US (south to North Carolina)
  • Megascops asio maxwelliae: S-central Canada and n-central US
  • Megascops asio hasbroucki: Central Oklahoma to Texas
  • Megascops asio floridanus: Louisiana to Florida
  • Megascops asio mccallii: S Texas to ne Mexico (Nuevo León and Tamaulipas)
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English:
Eastern or Western Screech Owl
French:
Petit-duc maculé ou P.-d. des montagnes


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Eastern or Western Screech Owl ( Megascops [asio or kennicottii])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Eastern or Western Screech Owl ( Megascops [asio or kennicottii])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Eastern or Western Screech Owl ( Megascops [asio or kennicottii])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Eastern or Western Screech Owl ( Megascops [asio or kennicottii])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Eastern or Western Screech Owl ( Megascops [asio or kennicottii])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Eastern or Western Screech Owl ( Megascops [asio or kennicottii])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Eastern or Western Screech Owl ( Megascops [asio or kennicottii])
Clements 1st edition:
Common Screech Owl ( Otus asio)
Clements 3rd edition:
Common Screech Owl ( Otus asio)
Peters' Check-list of the Birds:
Otus asio
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (original):
Otus asio
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (2nd edition):
Otus asio

Taxonomic status:

Species status: species (alt)

This taxon is a subspecies of Megascops [asio, kennicottii, cooperi or lambi]

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Other synonyms


Catalan: Xot de Carolina
Czech: výreček americký
Danish: Balsasdværghornugle
German: Ostkreischeule
English: Common Screech Owl, Eastern or Western Screech Owl
Esperanto: Orienta kriĉostrigo
Spanish: Autillo Californiano
Spanish (Mexico): Tecolote oriental
Estonian: aedpäll
Finnish: idänkirkupöllönen
French: Petit-duc maculé, Petit-duc maculé ou P.-d. des montagnes
Hungarian: lármás füleskuvik
Italian: Assiolo americano occidentale
Japanese (romaji): amerikaookonohazuku
Japanese: ヒガシアメリカオオコノハズク
Scientific: Megascops [asio or kennicottii], Megascops asio, Megascops asio asio, Otus asio, Strix Asio
Lithuanian: Šiaurės Amerikos apuokėlis
Dutch: Oostelijke Schreeuwuil
Norwegian: Lundugle
Polish: syczek krzykliwy
Portuguese: Corujinha-do-leste
Russian: Североамериканская совка
Slovak: výrček škriekavý
Swedish: östlig skrikuv
Ukrainian: Сплюшка північна
Chinese: 东美角鸮
Chinese (Traditional): 東方鳴角鴞

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