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Western Screech-Owl

Megascops kennicottii (Elliot, DG 1867)

The western screech owl is a small owl native to North and Central America, closely related to the eastern screech owl. The scientific name commemorates the American naturalist Robert Kennicott. Source: Wikipedia




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


Original description

Citation:
  (Elliot, DG 1867)

Reference:
   Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia 19 p.99

Protonym:
  Scops Kennicottii

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/26288836


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  89F8B6F5598E0C65

Avibase ID:
  avibase-89F8B6F5

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/89F8B6F5


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 686659

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)
  • Show more...
English:
Western Screech-Owl
Catalan:
Xot de Califòrnia
Czech:
výreček západní
Danish:
Vestamerikansk Dværghornugle
German:
Westkreischeule
Spanish:
Autillo Californiano
Spanish (Spain):
Autillo Californiano
Finnish:
lännenkirkupöllönen
French:
Petit-duc des montagnes
Croatian:
Zapadni američki ćuk
Hungarian:
nyugati füleskuvik
Icelandic:
Gjallugla
Italian:
Assiolo americano occidentale
Japanese (romaji):
nishiamerikaookonohazuku
Japanese:
ニシアメリカオオコノハズク
Lithuanian:
Vakarinis apuokėlis
Dutch:
Westelijke Schreeuwuil
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Totemugle
Norwegian:
Totemugle
Polish:
syczoń zachodni
Portuguese:
Coruja-das-torres-do-oeste
Russian:
Западная совка
Slovak:
výrček západný
Serbian:
Zapadni američki ćuk
Swedish:
västlig skrikuv
Ukrainian:
Сплюшка західна
Chinese:
西美角鸮
Chinese (Traditional):
西方鳴角鴞


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (1983):
Western Screech-Owl ( Otus kennicottii) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 35th suppl.):
Western Screech-Owl ( Otus kennicottii) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 36th suppl.):
Western Screech-Owl ( Otus kennicottii) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 37th suppl.):
Western Screech-Owl ( Otus kennicottii) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 38th suppl.):
Western Screech-Owl ( Otus kennicottii) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 39th suppl.):
Western Screech-Owl ( Otus kennicottii) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 40th suppl.):
Western Screech-Owl ( Otus kennicottii) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 41st suppl.):
Western Screech-Owl ( Otus kennicottii) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (1998):
Western Screech-Owl ( Otus kennicottii) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 42nd suppl.):
Western Screech-Owl ( Otus kennicottii) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 43rd suppl.):
Western Screech-Owl ( Otus kennicottii) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 44th suppl.):
Western Screech-Owl ( Megascops kennicottii) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 45th suppl.):
Western Screech-Owl ( Megascops kennicottii) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 46th suppl.):
Western Screech-Owl ( Megascops kennicottii) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 47th suppl.):
Western Screech-Owl ( Megascops kennicottii) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 48th suppl.):
Western Screech-Owl ( Megascops kennicottii) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 49th suppl.):
Western Screech-Owl ( Megascops kennicottii) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 50th suppl.):
Western Screech-Owl ( Megascops kennicottii) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 51st suppl.):
Western Screech-Owl ( Megascops kennicottii) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 52nd suppl.):
Western Screech-Owl ( Megascops kennicottii) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 53rd suppl.):
Western Screech-Owl ( Megascops kennicottii) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 54th suppl.):
Western Screech-Owl ( Megascops kennicottii) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 55th suppl.):
Western Screech-Owl ( Megascops kennicottii) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 56th suppl.):
Western Screech-Owl ( Megascops kennicottii) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 57th suppl.):
Western Screech-Owl ( Megascops kennicottii) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Society 7th edition (incl. 58th suppl.):
Western Screech-Owl ( Megascops kennicottii) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Society 7th edition (incl. 59th suppl.):
Western Screech-Owl ( Megascops kennicottii) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Society 7th edition (incl. 60th suppl.):
Western Screech-Owl ( Megascops kennicottii) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Society 7th edition (incl. 61st suppl.):
Western Screech-Owl ( Megascops kennicottii) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Society 7th edition (incl. 61st suppl. and addendum):
Western Screech-Owl ( Megascops kennicottii) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Society 7th edition (incl. 62nd suppl.):
Western Screech-Owl ( Megascops kennicottii) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Western Screech-Owl ( Megascops kennicottii)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Western Screech-Owl ( Megascops kennicottii) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Western Screech-Owl ( Megascops kennicottii) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Western Screech-Owl ( Megascops kennicottii) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Western Screech-Owl ( Megascops kennicottii) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Western Screech-Owl ( Megascops kennicottii) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Western Screech-Owl ( Megascops kennicottii) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Western Screech-Owl ( Megascops kennicottii) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Western Screech-Owl ( Megascops kennicottii) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Western Screech-owl ( Megascops kennicottii) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
Western Screech-owl ( Megascops kennicottii) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
Western Screech-owl ( Megascops kennicottii) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
Western Screech-owl ( Megascops kennicottii) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
Western Screech-owl ( Megascops kennicottii) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
Western Screech-owl ( Megascops kennicottii) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
Western Screech-owl ( Megascops kennicottii) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
Western Screech-owl ( Megascops kennicottii) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
Western Screech-owl ( Megascops kennicottii) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Western Screech-owl ( Megascops kennicottii) [version 2]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Western Screech-owl ( Megascops kennicottii) [version 2]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Western Screech-owl ( Megascops kennicottii) [version 2]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Western Screech-owl ( Megascops kennicottii) [version 2]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Western Screech-owl ( Megascops kennicottii) [version 2]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Western Screech-owl ( Megascops kennicottii) [version 2]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
Western Screech-owl ( Megascops kennicottii) [version 2]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
Western Screech-owl ( Megascops kennicottii) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
Western Screech-owl ( Megascops kennicottii) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Petit-duc des montagnes ( Otus kennicottii) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Petit-duc des montagnes ( Otus kennicottii) [version 1]
Clements, version 2021:
Western Screech-Owl ( Megascops kennicottii) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
Western Screech-Owl ( Otus kennicottii) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Western Screech-Owl ( Otus kennicottii) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Western Screech-Owl ( Otus kennicottii) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Western Screech-Owl ( Otus kennicottii) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
Western Screech-Owl ( Otus kennicottii) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
Western Screech-Owl ( Megascops kennicottii) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
Western Screech-Owl ( Megascops kennicottii) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
Western Screech-Owl ( Megascops kennicottii) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
Western Screech-Owl ( Megascops kennicottii) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
Western Screech-Owl ( Megascops kennicottii) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
Western Screech-Owl ( Megascops kennicottii) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
Western Screech-Owl ( Megascops kennicottii) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
Western Screech-Owl ( Megascops kennicottii) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Western Screech-Owl ( Megascops kennicottii) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
Western Screech-Owl ( Megascops kennicottii) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Western Screech-Owl ( Megascops kennicottii) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Western Screech-Owl ( Megascops kennicottii) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
Western Screech-Owl ( Megascops kennicottii) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
Western Screech-Owl ( Megascops kennicottii) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
Western Screech-Owl ( Megascops kennicottii) [version 1]
Clements, version 2018:
Western Screech-Owl ( Megascops kennicottii) [version 1]
Clements, version 2019:
Western Screech-Owl ( Megascops kennicottii) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
Western Screech-Owl ( Megascops kennicottii) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
Western Screech-Owl ( Megascops kennicottii) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
Western Screech-Owl ( Megascops kennicottii) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
Western Screech-Owl ( Megascops kennicottii) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
Western Screech-Owl ( Megascops kennicottii) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
Western Screech-Owl ( Megascops kennicottii) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
Western Screech-Owl ( Megascops kennicottii) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
Western Screech-Owl ( Megascops kennicottii) [version 1]
eBird version 2018:
Western Screech-Owl ( Megascops kennicottii) [version 1]
eBird version 2019:
Western Screech-Owl ( Megascops kennicottii) [version 1]
eBird version 2021:
Western Screech-Owl ( Megascops kennicottii) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Western Screech Owl ( Otus kennicotti) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
Western Screech Owl ( Otus kennicotti) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Western Screech Owl ( Otus kennicotti) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Western Screech Owl ( Otus kennicottii) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Western Screech Owl ( Otus kennicottii) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Western Screech Owl ( Otus kennicottii) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Western Screech Owl ( Otus kennicottii) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Western Screech Owl ( Otus kennicottii) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Western Screech Owl ( Otus kennicottii) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Western Screech Owl ( Otus kennicottii) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Western Screech Owl ( Otus kennicottii) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Western Screech Owl ( Megascops kennicottii) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Western Screech Owl ( Megascops kennicottii) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Western Screech-owl ( Otus kennicottii) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Western Screech-owl ( Megascops kennicottii) [version 2]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Western Screech-owl ( Megascops kennicottii) [version 2]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Western Screech-owl ( Megascops kennicottii) [version 2]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Western Screech-owl ( Megascops kennicottii) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
Western Screech Owl ( Megascops kennicottii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
Western Screech Owl ( Megascops kennicottii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
Western Screech Owl ( Megascops kennicottii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
Western Screech Owl ( Megascops kennicottii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
Western Screech Owl ( Megascops kennicottii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
Western Screech Owl ( Megascops kennicottii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
Western Screech Owl ( Megascops kennicottii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
Western Screech Owl ( Megascops kennicottii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
Western Screech Owl ( Megascops kennicottii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
Western Screech Owl ( Megascops kennicottii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
Western Screech Owl ( Megascops kennicottii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
Western Screech Owl ( Megascops kennicottii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
Western Screech Owl ( Megascops kennicottii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
Western Screech Owl ( Megascops kennicottii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
Western Screech Owl ( Megascops kennicottii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
Western Screech Owl ( Megascops kennicottii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
Western Screech Owl ( Megascops kennicottii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
Western Screech Owl ( Megascops kennicottii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
Western Screech Owl ( Megascops kennicottii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
Western Screech Owl ( Megascops kennicottii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
Western Screech Owl ( Megascops kennicottii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
Western Screech Owl ( Megascops kennicottii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
Western Screech Owl ( Megascops kennicottii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
Western Screech Owl ( Megascops kennicottii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
Western Screech Owl ( Megascops kennicottii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
Western Screech Owl ( Megascops kennicottii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
Western Screech Owl ( Megascops kennicottii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
Western Screech Owl ( Megascops kennicottii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
Western Screech Owl ( Megascops kennicottii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
Western Screech Owl ( Megascops kennicottii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
Western Screech Owl ( Megascops kennicottii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
Western Screech Owl ( Megascops kennicottii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
Western Screech Owl ( Megascops kennicottii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
Western Screech Owl ( Megascops kennicottii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
Western Screech Owl ( Megascops kennicottii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
Western Screech Owl ( Megascops kennicottii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
Western Screech Owl ( Megascops kennicottii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
Western Screech Owl ( Megascops kennicottii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
Western Screech Owl ( Megascops kennicottii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Western Screech Owl ( Megascops kennicottii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
Western Screech Owl ( Megascops kennicottii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
Western Screech Owl ( Megascops kennicottii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.2:
Western Screech Owl ( Megascops kennicottii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
Western Screech Owl ( Megascops kennicottii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
Western Screech Owl ( Megascops kennicottii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
Western Screech Owl ( Megascops kennicottii) [version 1]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Western Screech-Owl ( Otus kennicottii) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe, Birds of the World Version 2.0:
Western Screech-Owl ( Otus kennicottii) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
Western Screech Owl ( Megascops kennicottii) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.02:
Western Screech Owl ( Megascops kennicottii) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Megascops kennicottii [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Megascops kennicottii [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes nominal subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Megascops [kennicottii, cooperi or lambi] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Other synonyms

See also the taxonomic synonyms table.


Catalan: Xot de Califòrnia
Czech: výreček západní
Danish: Vestamerikansk Dværghornugle
German: Westkreischeule
English: Western Screech Owl, Western Screech-Owl, Western Screech-Owl (Northern)
English, HBW: Western Screech-owl
English (IOC): Western Screech Owl
English (United States): Western Screech-Owl
Spanish: Autillo Californiano, Autillo Occidental, Tecolote del Oeste, Tecolote occidental
Spanish (Spain): Autillo Californiano
Spanish (HBW): Western Screech-Owl
Spanish (Mexico): Tecolote del Oeste, Tecolote Occidental
Estonian: läänepäll
Finnish: Lännenkirkupöllönen
French: Duc-nain des montagnes, Petit-duc des montagnes
Croatian: Zapadni američki ćuk
Hungarian: nyugati füleskuvik
Icelandic: Gjallugla
Italian: Assiolo americano occidentale
Japanese (romaji): nishiamerikaookonohazuku
Japanese: ニシアメリカオオコノハズク
Scientific: Megascops kennicottii, Megascops kennicottii [kennicottii Group], Megascops kennicottii kennicottii, Megascops kennicottii saturatus, Otus kennicotti, Otus kennicottii, Otus kennicottii kennicottii, Otus kennicottii saturatus, Scops Kennicottii
Lithuanian: Vakarinis apuokėlis
Latvian: Rietumkrasta pūcīte
Dutch: Westelijke Schreeuwuil, Westelijke Schreewuil
Norwegian Nynorsk: Totemugle
Norwegian: Totemugle
Polish: syczek zachodni, syczoń zachodni
Portuguese: Coruja-das-torres-do-oeste
Portuguese (Portugal): mocho-d'orelhas-da-califórnia
Russian: Западная малая ушастая совка, Западная совка, Совка западная
Slovak: výrček západný
Serbian: Zapadni američki ćuk
Swedish: Västlig skrikdvärguv, västlig skrikuv
Turkish: Batılı İshakkuşu, Batılı puhucuk
Ukrainian: Сплюшка західна
Chinese: 西美角鸮
Chinese (Traditional): 西方鳴角鴞

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