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Eastern Screech-Owl

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:
  A69062C895C0CCDA

Avibase ID:
  avibase-A69062C8

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/A69062C8


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 686658

Geographic range:

  • 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)
  • Show more...
English:
Eastern Screech-Owl
Catalan:
Xot de Carolina
Czech:
výreček americký
Danish:
Østamerikansk Dværghornugle
German:
Ostkreischeule
Spanish:
Autillo Yanqui
Spanish (Spain):
Autillo Yanqui
Finnish:
idänkirkupöllönen
French:
Petit-duc maculé
Croatian:
Istočni američki ćuk
Hungarian:
lármás füleskuvik
Icelandic:
Skrækugla
Italian:
Assiolo americano orientale
Japanese (romaji):
higashiamerikaookonohazuku
Japanese:
ヒガシアメリカオオコノハズク
Lithuanian:
Šiaurės Amerikos apuokėlis
Dutch:
Oostelijke Schreeuwuil
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Lundugle
Norwegian:
Lundugle
Polish:
syczoń krzykliwy
Portuguese:
Corujinha-do-leste
Russian:
Восточноамериканская совка
Slovak:
výrček škriekavý
Serbian:
Istočni američki ćuk
Swedish:
östlig skrikuv
Ukrainian:
Сплюшка північна
Chinese:
东美角鸮
Chinese (Traditional):
東方鳴角鴞


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (incl. 34th suppl.):
Eastern Screech-Owl ( Otus asio)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (1983):
Eastern Screech-Owl ( Otus asio) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 35th suppl.):
Eastern Screech-Owl ( Otus asio) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 36th suppl.):
Eastern Screech-Owl ( Otus asio) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 37th suppl.):
Eastern Screech-Owl ( Otus asio) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 38th suppl.):
Eastern Screech-Owl ( Otus asio) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 39th suppl.):
Eastern Screech-Owl ( Otus asio) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 40th suppl.):
Eastern Screech-Owl ( Otus asio) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 41st suppl.):
Eastern Screech-Owl ( Otus asio) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (1998):
Eastern Screech-Owl ( Otus asio) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 42nd suppl.):
Eastern Screech-Owl ( Otus asio) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 43rd suppl.):
Eastern Screech-Owl ( Otus asio) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 44th suppl.):
Eastern Screech-Owl ( Megascops asio) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 45th suppl.):
Eastern Screech-Owl ( Megascops asio) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 46th suppl.):
Eastern Screech-Owl ( Megascops asio) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 47th suppl.):
Eastern Screech-Owl ( Megascops asio) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 48th suppl.):
Eastern Screech-Owl ( Megascops asio) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 49th suppl.):
Eastern Screech-Owl ( Megascops asio) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 50th suppl.):
Eastern Screech-Owl ( Megascops asio) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 51st suppl.):
Eastern Screech-Owl ( Megascops asio) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 52nd suppl.):
Eastern Screech-Owl ( Megascops asio) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 53rd suppl.):
Eastern Screech-Owl ( Megascops asio) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 54th suppl.):
Eastern Screech-Owl ( Megascops asio) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 55th suppl.):
Eastern Screech-Owl ( Megascops asio) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 56th suppl.):
Eastern Screech-Owl ( Megascops asio) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 57th suppl.):
Eastern Screech-Owl ( Megascops asio) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Society 7th edition (incl. 58th suppl.):
Eastern Screech-Owl ( Megascops asio) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Society 7th edition (incl. 59th suppl.):
Eastern Screech-Owl ( Megascops asio) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Society 7th edition (incl. 60th suppl.):
Eastern Screech-Owl ( Megascops asio) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Society 7th edition (incl. 61st suppl.):
Eastern Screech-Owl ( Megascops asio) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Society 7th edition (incl. 61st suppl. and addendum):
Eastern Screech-Owl ( Megascops asio) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Society 7th edition (incl. 62nd suppl.):
Eastern Screech-Owl ( Megascops asio) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Eastern Screech-Owl ( Megascops asio) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Eastern Screech-Owl ( Megascops asio) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Eastern Screech-Owl ( Megascops asio) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Eastern Screech-Owl ( Megascops asio) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Eastern Screech-Owl ( Megascops asio) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Eastern Screech-Owl ( Megascops asio) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Eastern Screech-Owl ( Megascops asio) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Eastern Screech-Owl ( Megascops asio) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Eastern Screech-Owl ( Megascops asio) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Eastern Screech-owl ( Megascops asio) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
Eastern Screech-owl ( Megascops asio) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
Eastern Screech-owl ( Megascops asio) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
Eastern Screech-owl ( Megascops asio) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
Eastern Screech-owl ( Megascops asio) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
Eastern Screech-owl ( Megascops asio) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
Eastern Screech-owl ( Megascops asio) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
Eastern Screech-owl ( Megascops asio) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
Eastern Screech-owl ( Megascops asio) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
Eastern Screech-owl ( Megascops asio) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
Eastern Screech-owl ( Megascops asio) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Petit-duc maculé ( Otus asio) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Petit-duc maculé ( Otus asio) [version 1]
Clements, version 2021:
Eastern Screech-Owl ( Megascops asio) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
Eastern Screech-Owl ( Otus asio) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Eastern Screech-Owl ( Otus asio) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Eastern Screech-Owl ( Otus asio) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Eastern Screech-Owl ( Otus asio) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
Eastern Screech-Owl ( Otus asio) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
Eastern Screech-Owl ( Megascops asio) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
Eastern Screech-Owl ( Megascops asio) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
Eastern Screech-Owl ( Megascops asio) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
Eastern Screech-Owl ( Megascops asio) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
Eastern Screech-Owl ( Megascops asio) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
Eastern Screech-Owl ( Megascops asio) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
Eastern Screech-Owl ( Megascops asio) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
Eastern Screech-Owl ( Megascops asio) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Eastern Screech-Owl ( Megascops asio) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
Eastern Screech-Owl ( Megascops asio) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Eastern Screech-Owl ( Megascops asio) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Eastern Screech-Owl ( Megascops asio) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
Eastern Screech-Owl ( Megascops asio) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
Eastern Screech-Owl ( Megascops asio) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
Eastern Screech-Owl ( Megascops asio) [version 1]
Clements, version 2018:
Eastern Screech-Owl ( Megascops asio) [version 1]
Clements, version 2019:
Eastern Screech-Owl ( Megascops asio) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
Eastern Screech-Owl ( Megascops asio) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
Eastern Screech-Owl ( Megascops asio) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
Eastern Screech-Owl ( Megascops asio) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
Eastern Screech-Owl ( Megascops asio) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
Eastern Screech-Owl ( Megascops asio) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
Eastern Screech-Owl ( Megascops asio) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
Eastern Screech-Owl ( Megascops asio) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
Eastern Screech-Owl ( Megascops asio) [version 1]
eBird version 2018:
Eastern Screech-Owl ( Megascops asio) [version 1]
eBird version 2019:
Eastern Screech-Owl ( Megascops asio) [version 1]
eBird version 2021:
Eastern Screech-Owl ( Megascops asio) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Eastern Screech Owl ( Otus asio) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
Eastern Screech Owl ( Otus asio) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Eastern Screech Owl ( Otus asio) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Eastern Screech Owl ( Otus asio) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Eastern Screech Owl ( Otus asio) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Eastern Screech Owl ( Otus asio) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Eastern Screech Owl ( Otus asio) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Eastern Screech Owl ( Otus asio) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Eastern Screech Owl ( Otus asio) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Eastern Screech Owl ( Otus asio) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Eastern Screech Owl ( Otus asio) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Eastern Screech Owl ( Megascops asio) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Eastern Screech Owl ( Megascops asio) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Eastern Screech-owl ( Otus asio) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
Eastern Screech Owl ( Megascops asio) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
Eastern Screech Owl ( Megascops asio) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
Eastern Screech Owl ( Megascops asio) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
Eastern Screech Owl ( Megascops asio) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
Eastern Screech Owl ( Megascops asio) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
Eastern Screech Owl ( Megascops asio) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
Eastern Screech Owl ( Megascops asio) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
Eastern Screech Owl ( Megascops asio) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
Eastern Screech Owl ( Megascops asio) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
Eastern Screech Owl ( Megascops asio) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
Eastern Screech Owl ( Megascops asio) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
Eastern Screech Owl ( Megascops asio) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
Eastern Screech Owl ( Megascops asio) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
Eastern Screech Owl ( Megascops asio) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
Eastern Screech Owl ( Megascops asio) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
Eastern Screech Owl ( Megascops asio) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
Eastern Screech Owl ( Megascops asio) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
Eastern Screech Owl ( Megascops asio) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
Eastern Screech Owl ( Megascops asio) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
Eastern Screech Owl ( Megascops asio) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
Eastern Screech Owl ( Megascops asio) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
Eastern Screech Owl ( Megascops asio) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
Eastern Screech Owl ( Megascops asio) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
Eastern Screech Owl ( Megascops asio) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
Eastern Screech Owl ( Megascops asio) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
Eastern Screech Owl ( Megascops asio) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
Eastern Screech Owl ( Megascops asio) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
Eastern Screech Owl ( Megascops asio) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
Eastern Screech Owl ( Megascops asio) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
Eastern Screech Owl ( Megascops asio) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
Eastern Screech Owl ( Megascops asio) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
Eastern Screech Owl ( Megascops asio) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
Eastern Screech Owl ( Megascops asio) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
Eastern Screech Owl ( Megascops asio) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
Eastern Screech Owl ( Megascops asio) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
Eastern Screech Owl ( Megascops asio) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
Eastern Screech Owl ( Megascops asio) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
Eastern Screech Owl ( Megascops asio) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
Eastern Screech Owl ( Megascops asio) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Eastern Screech Owl ( Megascops asio) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
Eastern Screech Owl ( Megascops asio) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
Eastern Screech Owl ( Megascops asio) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.2:
Eastern Screech Owl ( Megascops asio) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
Eastern Screech Owl ( Megascops asio) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
Eastern Screech Owl ( Megascops asio) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
Eastern Screech Owl ( Megascops asio) [version 1]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Eastern Screech-Owl ( Otus asio) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Eastern Screech-Owl ( Otus asio)
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Eastern Screech-Owl ( Otus asio)
Sibley and Monroe, Birds of the World Version 2.0:
Eastern Screech-Owl ( Otus asio) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
Eastern Screech Owl ( Megascops asio) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Megascops asio [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Megascops asio [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes nominal subspecies)

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

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Other synonyms


Bulgarian: Източна креслива сова
Catalan: Xot americà comú, Xot de Carolina
Czech: Výrecek americký, výreček americký
Welsh: Tylluan sgrech ddwyreiniol
Danish: Østamerikansk Dværghornugle
German: Kreischeule, Ostkreischeule, Ost-Kreischeule
English: Common screech Owl, Common Screech-Owl, Eastern Screech Owl, Eastern Screech-Owl, Florida screech Owl, Little screech owl, McCall's screech Owl, Mottled Owl, North american screech owl, Screech Owl, Western Screech-Owl
English, HBW: Eastern Screech-owl (not lambi)
English (IOC): Eastern Screech Owl
English (United States): Eastern Screech-Owl
Esperanto: Orienta kriĉostrigo
Spanish: Autillo Chillón, Autillo de Chillón, Autillo Yanqui, Tecolote del Este, Tecolote Oriental
Spanish (Spain): Autillo Yanqui
Spanish (HBW): Eastern Screech-Owl
Spanish (Mexico): Tecolote del Este, Tecolote Oriental
Estonian: aedpäll
Finnish: Idänkirkupöllönen
French: Petit duc d'Amerique, Petit Duc Scops d'Amérique, Petit-duc maculé
Frisian: Eastlike skreau-ûle
Galician: Moucho da Florida
Croatian: Američki ćuk, Istočni američki ćuk
Hungarian: lármás füleskuvik
Icelandic: Skrækugla
Italian: Assiolo americano orientale
Japanese (romaji): amerikaookonohazuku, higashiamerikaookonohazuku
Japanese: アメリカオオコノハズク, ヒガシアメリカオオコノハズク
Scientific: Bubo asio, Megascops asio, Megascops asio asio, Otus asio, Strix Asio
Lithuanian: Šiaurės Amerikos apuokėlis
Latvian: Austrumkrasta pūcīte
Dutch: Oostelijke Schreeuwuil, Schreeuwuil
Norwegian Nynorsk: Lundugle
Norwegian: Lundugle
Polish: syczek krzykliwy, syczoń krzykliwy
Portuguese: Corujinha-do-leste
Portuguese (Portugal): mocho-d'orelhas-americano
Rhaeto-Romance: Piv nanin american
Russian: Восточноамериканская совка, Североамериканская совка, Сова ушастая малая
Slovak: výrček škriekavý, Výrik škriekavý
Slovenian: Vzhodni kričavi skovik
Serbian: Istočni američki ćuk
Swedish: Östlig skrikdvärguv, östlig skrikuv
Turkish: Amerika cüce baykuşu, Doğulu İshakkuşu, Doğulu puhucuk
Ukrainian: Сплюшка північна
Chinese: 东美角鸮
Chinese (Traditional): 東方鳴角鴞

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