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Choco Screech-Owl

Megascops centralis (Hekstra, 1982)

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Partial list of sound recordings available from xeno-canto, macaulaylibrary.org & avocet.zoology.msu.edu.
Species name Recordist Date Location Remarks Cat.nr.
Choco Screech Owl - Megascops centralis José María Loaiza B. 2020-11-15 Manuel Cornejo Astorga (Tandapi), Mejia, Pichincha, Pichincha & Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas (Ecuador) (850 m) adult, sex uncertain, song -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:yes

604134
xeno-canto.org
Choco Screech Owl - Megascops centralis Iván Lau 2019-08-10 El Paujil ProAves Reserve, Santander, Santander (Colombia) (190 m) song -

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

537238
xeno-canto.org
Choco Screech Owl - Megascops centralis Niels Krabbe 1991-11-15 El Oro: Reserva Buenaventura 9 km WNW Piñas, Azuay (Ecuador) (900 m) song -

Male. Same bird as in Otucen03 (similar, poor quality, not uploaded), collected (MECN 5994). Humid forest. Reference: XXXVIB 548-572 (Otucen4). Krabbe & Nilsson (2003) (ISBN 90-75838-06-9). Filtered version on Moore et al. (2013) (http://johnvmoorenaturerecordings.com/pubs/ECUAD/main.htm).

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:yes

238457
xeno-canto.org
Choco Screech Owl - Megascops centralis Patricio Mena Valenzuela 2001-05-28 Esmeraldas: Corriente Grande, Salto del Bravo, Río Bravo, Esmeraldas (Ecuador) (alt.? m) song -

Moore et al. 2013: Bird Sounds of Ecuador DVD Intervals partially shortened

playback-used:no

275238
xeno-canto.org
Choco Screech Owl - Megascops centralis Niels Krabbe 2016-11-02 Pichincha: Río Guaycuyacu, Pichincha & Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas (Ecuador) (500 m) call, song -

Two birds countersang, then approached each other and one of them (female?) gave two call types, then again sang like the other and both moved to previous positions. Orchard.

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

342225
xeno-canto.org
Choco Screech Owl - Megascops centralis Diego F. Castro 12-11-2010 SamboTambo / El Oro, El Oro (Ecuador) (1150 m) Song (A) - 80928
xeno-canto.org
Choco Screech Owl - Megascops centralis Jonas Nilsson 1996-09-00 Esmeraldas: 2.7 km SSE Alto Tambo, Esmeraldas (Ecuador) (835 m) song -

Humid forest. Reference: JN1. Krabbe & Nilsson (2003) (ISBN 90-75838-06-9).

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

276167
xeno-canto.org
Choco Screech Owl - Megascops centralis Niels Krabbe 2016-11-06 Pichincha: Río Guaycuyacu, Pichincha & Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas (Ecuador) (500 m) song -

Orchard. Another singing bird heard faintly. Same as in XC342225.

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

342229
xeno-canto.org
Choco Screech Owl - Megascops centralis Olaf Jahn 1999-10-22 Esmeraldas: Playa de Oro, foothill zone ca. 7 km E of village, Río Santiago, Esmeraldas (Ecuador) (200 m) song -

Moore et al. 2013: Bird Sounds of Ecuador DVD Intervals shortened

playback-used:no

261632
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Choco Screech Owl - Megascops centralis David Bradley 16-06-2005 Cerro Chucanti, Darien Province, Darién (Panama) (900 m) call (A) -   3232
xeno-canto.org
Choco Screech Owl - Megascops centralis Niels Krabbe 1999-10-22 Esmeraldas: right bank Rio Santiago, above Estero Pote 7 km E Playa de Oro, Ecuador (Ecuador) (330 m) song -

Wet primary forest. Reference: CXCIA 145-163 (Otucen5). Krabbe & Nilsson (2003) (ISBN 90-75838-06-9).

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

238458
xeno-canto.org
Choco Screech Owl - Megascops centralis Bram Vogels 2021-12-08 Puerto Boyacá, Boyaca, Bolívar (Colombia) (190 m) song -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:yes

694242
xeno-canto.org
Choco Screech Owl - Megascops centralis Guido O. Keijl 2012-12-16 Esmeraldas, Esmeraldas (Ecuador) (240 m) song -

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

293699
xeno-canto.org
Choco Screech Owl - Megascops centralis David Monroy Rengifo 2021-09-18 Buenaventura, Valle del Cauca, Buenaventura (Colombia) (100 m) sex uncertain -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

680221
xeno-canto.org
Choco Screech Owl - Megascops centralis Bram Vogels 2021-12-08 Puerto Boyacá, Boyaca, Bolívar (Colombia) (190 m) song -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:yes

694241
xeno-canto.org
Choco Screech Owl - Megascops centralis Daniel Lane 23-07-1997 30km SE San Lorenzo, Esmeraldas, Esmeraldas (Ecuador) (120 m) song (B) - Natural song of an unseen bird probably about 2-3m up in moderately-disturbed tropical forest. 71402
xeno-canto.org
Choco Screech Owl - Megascops centralis Rainforest Connection 2019-11-08 Mashpi Lodge - Quito, Pichincha, Pichincha & Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas (Ecuador) (850 m) song -

Recording made by the Guardian.

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

621282
xeno-canto.org
Choco Screech Owl - Megascops centralis Niels Krabbe 2019-09-28 Pichincha: Río Guaycuyacu, Pichincha & Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas (Ecuador) (550 m) song -

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

499952
xeno-canto.org
Choco Screech Owl - Megascops centralis Niels Krabbe 2019-09-28 Pichincha: Río Guaycuyacu, Pichincha & Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas (Ecuador) (550 m) shortsong duet -

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

499953
xeno-canto.org
Choco Screech Owl - Megascops centralis Alejandro Pinto-Gómez 2018-05-23 El Paujil ProAves reserve, Santander (Colombia) (240 m) call -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:yes

417339
xeno-canto.org
Choco Screech Owl - Megascops centralis Niels Krabbe 2016-11-06 Pichincha: Río Guaycuyacu, Pichincha & Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas (Ecuador) (500 m) call -

One bird possibly the same bird giving calls on XC,342225 (female?), but 200 m from it and two different individuals call here without singing. Forest edge.

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

342231
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Choco Screech Owl - Megascops centralis Niels Krabbe 2016-11-03 Pichincha: Río Guaycuyacu, Pichincha & Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas (Ecuador) (500 m) call, song -

Probably the same bird giving calls on XC,342225 (female?). Orchard.

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

342226
xeno-canto.org
Choco Screech Owl - Megascops centralis Edison Ocaña 2019-09-14 Rancho Suamox , Puerto Quito, Pichincha, Pichincha & Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas (Ecuador) (360 m) song -

bird-seen:yes

497702
xeno-canto.org
Choco Screech Owl - Megascops centralis Niels Krabbe 1991-10-15 Santo Domingo: Loma Panecillo, Cotopaxi (Ecuador) (700 m) song -

Humid forest. Reference: XXXVA 309 (Otucen2). Krabbe & Nilsson (2003) (ISBN 90-75838-06-9).

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

238456
xeno-canto.org
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