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Western Screech-Owl

Megascops kennicottii (Elliot, 1867)

The Western Screech Owl (Megascops kennicottii) is a small owl native to North and Central America, closely related to the European Scops owl and the North American Eastern Screech Owl. The scientific name commemorates the American naturalist Robert Kennicott. Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Strigiformes
Family:
  Strigidae
Genus:
  Megascops

Scientific:
  Megascops kennicottii

Citation:
  (Elliot, 1867)

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

Protonym:
  Scops Kennicottii

Avibase ID:
  89F8B6F5598E0C65

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

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 686659

Geographic range:

  • Megascops kennicottii kennicottii: Coastal s Alaska to nw Canada and nw California
  • Megascops kennicottii [bendirei or macfarlanei]: E Washington and Montana to se California
  • Megascops kennicottii aikeni: SW US (California) to w Oklahoma, s to n Mexico (Sonora)
  • Megascops kennicottii cardonensis: S California and n 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)
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English:
Western Screech-Owl
Czech:
výreček západní
German:
Westkreischeule
Danish:
Vestamerikansk Dværghornugle
Spanish:
Autillo Californiano
Finnish:
lännenkirkupöllönen
French:
Petit-duc des montagnes
Icelandic:
Gjallugla
Italian:
Assiolo americano occidentale
Japanese:
nishiamerikaookonohazuku
Japanese:
ニシアメリカオオコノハズク
Dutch:
Westelijke Schreeuwuil
Norwegian:
Totemugle
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Totemugle
Polish:
syczek zachodni
Portuguese:
Coruja-das-torres-do-oeste
Russian:
Западная совка
Slovak:
výrček západný
Swedish:
västlig skrikuv
Ukrainian:
Сплюшка західна
Chinese:
西美角鸮


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' Union 7th edition (incl. 58th suppl.):
Western Screech-Owl ( Megascops kennicottii) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 59th suppl.):
Western Screech-Owl ( Megascops kennicottii) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 60th suppl.):
Western Screech-Owl ( Megascops kennicottii) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Western Screech-Owl ( Megascops kennicottii) [version 1]
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]
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]
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 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]
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 and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Western Screech-owl ( Megascops kennicottii) [version 2]
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 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]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Western Screech-Owl ( Otus kennicottii) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
Western Screech-Owl ( Otus 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


Catalan: Xot de Califòrnia
Czech: výreček západní
Danish: Vestamerikansk Dværghornugle
German: Westkreischeule
English: Western Screech Owl, Western Screech-Owl, Western Screech-Owl (Northern)
English (IOC): 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: Petit-duc des montagnes
Croatian: Zapadni američki ćuk
Hungarian: nyugati füleskuvik
Icelandic: Gjallugla
Italian: Assiolo americano occidentale
Japanese: 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, 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
Russian: Западная малая ушастая совка, Западная совка, Совка западная
Slovak: výrček západný
Serbian: Zapadni američki ćuk
Swedish: Västlig skrikdvärguv, västlig skrikuv
Turkish: Batılı İshakkuşu
Ukrainian: Сплюшка західна
Chinese: 西美角鸮
Chinese (Traditional): 西方鳴角鴞

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