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Choco Screech-Owl

Megascops centralis Hekstra, 1982

The Chocó Screech Owl (Megascops centralis) is a species of owl in the Strigidae family. It is found in humid lowland forests in western Ecuador, western Colombia, Panama and Costa Rica. As suggested by its name, a large part of its range is in the Chocó. Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Strigiformes
Family:
  Strigidae
Genus:
  Megascops

Scientific:
  Megascops centralis

Citation:
  Hekstra, 1982

Reference:
  Bull.Zool.Mus.Amst. 9 (7), p. 57

Protonym:
  Otus guatemalae centralis

Avibase ID:
  6880BD07793B231C

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/6880BD07

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 1063250

Geographic range:

  • Megascops centralis: central Panama to northern Colombia and western Ecuador
English:
Choco Screech-Owl
German:
Kritzel-Kreischeule
Danish:
Chocódværghornugle
Spanish:
Autillo Vermiculado (centralis)
French:
Petit-duc du Choco
Japanese:
haraguroookonohazuku (centralis)
Japanese:
ハラグロオオコノハズク (centralis)
Dutch:
Chocóschreeuwuil
Norwegian:
Chocougle
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Chocougle
Polish:
syczoń białoplamy
Slovak:
výrček ozdobný
Swedish:
chocóskrikuv
Chinese:
乔科角鸮


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 60th suppl.):
Choco Screech-Owl ( Megascops centralis)
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Choco Screech-Owl ( Megascops centralis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Choco Screech-Owl ( Megascops centralis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Choco Screech-Owl ( Megascops centralis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Choco Screech-Owl ( Megascops centralis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Choco Screech-Owl ( Megascops centralis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Choco Screech-Owl ( Megascops centralis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Choco Screech-Owl ( Megascops centralis) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
Megascops guatemalae centralis [version 2]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Megascops guatemalae centralis [version 2]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Megascops guatemalae centralis [version 2]
Clements, version 2015:
Megascops guatemalae centralis [version 2]
Clements, version 2016:
Megascops guatemalae centralis [version 2]
Clements, version 2017:
Megascops guatemalae centralis [version 2]
Clements, version 2018:
Choco Screech-Owl ( Megascops centralis) [version 3]
Clements, version 2019:
Choco Screech-Owl ( Megascops centralis) [version 3]
eBird version 1.53:
Vermiculated Screech-Owl (Choco) ( Megascops guatemalae centralis) [version 3]
eBird version 1.54:
Vermiculated Screech-Owl (Choco) ( Megascops guatemalae centralis) [version 3]
eBird version 1.55:
Vermiculated Screech-Owl (Choco) ( Megascops guatemalae centralis) [version 3]
eBird version 2015:
Vermiculated Screech-Owl (Choco) ( Megascops guatemalae centralis) [version 2]
eBird version 2016:
Vermiculated Screech-Owl (Choco) ( Megascops guatemalae centralis) [version 2]
eBird version 2017:
Vermiculated Screech-Owl (Choco) ( Megascops guatemalae centralis) [version 2]
eBird version 2018:
Choco Screech-Owl ( Megascops centralis) [version 6]
eBird version 2019:
Choco Screech-Owl ( Megascops centralis) [version 6]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
Choco Screech Owl ( Megascops centralis) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
Choco Screech Owl ( Megascops centralis) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
Choco Screech Owl ( Megascops centralis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
Choco Screech Owl ( Megascops centralis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
Choco Screech Owl ( Megascops centralis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
Choco Screech Owl ( Megascops centralis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
Choco Screech Owl ( Megascops centralis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
Choco Screech Owl ( Megascops centralis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
Choco Screech Owl ( Megascops centralis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
Choco Screech Owl ( Megascops centralis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
Choco Screech Owl ( Megascops centralis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
Choco Screech Owl ( Megascops centralis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
Choco Screech Owl ( Megascops centralis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
Choco Screech Owl ( Megascops centralis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
Choco Screech Owl ( Megascops centralis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
Choco Screech Owl ( Megascops centralis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
Choco Screech Owl ( Megascops centralis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
Choco Screech Owl ( Megascops centralis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
Choco Screech Owl ( Megascops centralis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
Choco Screech Owl ( Megascops centralis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
Choco Screech Owl ( Megascops centralis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
Choco Screech Owl ( Megascops centralis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
Choco Screech Owl ( Megascops centralis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
Choco Screech Owl ( Megascops centralis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
Choco Screech Owl ( Megascops centralis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Choco Screech Owl ( Megascops centralis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
Choco Screech Owl ( Megascops centralis) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (4/06/2018):
Choco Screech-Owl ( Megascops centralis)
South American Classification Committee (6/06/2019):
Choco Screech-Owl ( Megascops centralis)
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Megascops centralis [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes a subspecies)

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

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Other synonyms


Danish: Chocódværghornugle
German: Kritzel-Kreischeule
English: Choco Screech Owl, Choco Screech-Owl, Choso Screech-Owl, Vermiculated Screech-Owl (Choco)
English (IOC): Choco Screech Owl
Spanish: Autillo Vermiculado (centralis), Tecolote Sapo (centralis)
Spanish (Costa Rica): Lechucita de Choco
Spanish (Ecuador): Autillo del Chocó
Spanish (Spain): Autillo de Chocó, Autillo Vermiculado (centralis)
Spanish (HBW): Vermiculated Screech-Owl (Choco)
Spanish (Mexico): Tecolote del Chocó, Tecolote Sapo (centralis)
Spanish (Panama): Autillo del Chocó, Autillo Vermiculado (centralis)
French: Petit-duc du Choco, Petit-duc du Chocó, Petit-duc guatémaltèque (centralis), Petit-duc guatémaltèque (Choco), Scops du Chocó
Japanese: haraguroookonohazuku (centralis)
Japanese: ハラグロオオコノハズク (centralis)
Scientific: Megascops centralis, Megascops guatemalae centralis, Megascops vermiculatus centralis, Otus guatemalae centralis, Otus vermiculatus centralis
Dutch: Chocóschreeuwuil, Roodwangschreeuwuil (centralis)
Norwegian Nynorsk: Chocougle
Norwegian: Chocougle, mestisugle (centralis)
Polish: syczoń białoplamy
Portuguese (Brazil): corujinha-de-roraima (centralis)
Slovak: výrček ozdobný
Swedish: Chocódvärguv, chocóskrikuv
Chinese: 乔科角鸮
Chinese (Traditional): 喬科鳴角鴞, 拿波鳴角鴞

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