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Variable Screech-Owl

Megascops atricapilla (Temminck, 1822)

The Black-capped Screech Owl (Megascops atricapilla), or Variable Screech Owl is a species of owl in the Strigidae family. It is found in Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay. Its natural habitats are temperate forests, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, and heavily degraded former forest. Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Strigiformes
Family:
  Strigidae
Genus:
  Megascops

Scientific:
  Megascops atricapilla

Citation:
  (Temminck, 1822)

Reference:
  Pl.Col. livr.25 pl.145

Protonym:
  Strix atricapilla

Avibase ID:
  C904ED78E6F6A52A

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/C904ED78

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 686676

Geographic range:

  • Megascops atricapilla: SE Brazil (s Bahia) to se Paraguay and ne Argentina (Misiones)
English:
Variable Screech-Owl
Czech:
výreček černohlavý
German:
Kappenkreischeule
Danish:
Sortkronet Dværghornugle
Spanish:
Autillo Capirotado
Finnish:
mustalakkipöllönen
French:
Petit-duc à mèches noires
Italian:
Assiolo variabile
Japanese:
zuguroookonohazuku
Japanese:
ズグロオオコノハズク
Dutch:
Zwartkapschreeuwuil
Norwegian:
Indianerugle
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Indianarugle
Polish:
syczek ciemnoglowy
Portuguese:
Corujinha-sapo
Portuguese (Brazil):
Corujinha-sapo
Russian:
Черношапочная совка
Slovak:
výrček tmavohlavý
Swedish:
svartkronad skrikuv
Ukrainian:
Сплюшка темноголова
Chinese:
黑顶角鸮


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Variable Screech-Owl ( Megascops atricapilla) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Variable Screech-Owl ( Megascops atricapilla) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Variable Screech-Owl ( Megascops atricapilla) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Variable Screech-Owl ( Megascops atricapilla) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Variable Screech-Owl ( Megascops atricapilla) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Variable Screech-Owl ( Megascops atricapilla) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Variable Screech-Owl ( Megascops atricapilla) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Black-capped Screech-owl ( Megascops atricapilla) [version 2]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
Black-capped Screech-owl ( Megascops atricapilla) [version 2]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
Black-capped Screech-owl ( Megascops atricapilla) [version 2]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
Black-capped Screech-owl ( Megascops atricapilla) [version 2]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
Black-capped Screech-owl ( Megascops atricapilla) [version 2]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
Black-capped Screech-owl ( Megascops atricapilla) [version 2]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
Black-capped Screech-owl ( Megascops atricapilla) [version 2]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
Black-capped Screech-owl ( Megascops atricapilla) [version 2]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
Black-capped Screech-owl ( Megascops atricapilla) [version 2]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Black-capped Screech-owl ( Megascops atricapilla) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Black-capped Screech-owl ( Megascops atricapilla) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Black-capped Screech-owl ( Megascops atricapilla) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Black-capped Screech-owl ( Megascops atricapilla) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Black-capped Screech-owl ( Megascops atricapilla) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Black-capped Screech-owl ( Megascops atricapilla) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Petit-duc à mèches noires ( Otus atricapilla) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Petit-duc à mèches noires ( Otus atricapillus) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
Variable Screech-Owl ( Otus atricapillus) [version 2]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Variable Screech-Owl ( Otus atricapillus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Variable Screech-Owl ( Otus atricapillus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Variable Screech-Owl ( Otus atricapillus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
Variable Screech-Owl ( Otus atricapillus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
Variable Screech-Owl ( Megascops atricapillus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
Variable Screech-Owl ( Megascops atricapillus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
Variable Screech-Owl ( Megascops atricapillus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
Variable Screech-Owl ( Megascops atricapilla) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
Variable Screech-Owl ( Megascops atricapilla) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
Variable Screech-Owl ( Megascops atricapilla) [version 2]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
Black-capped Screech-Owl ( Megascops atricapilla) [version 2]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
Black-capped Screech-Owl ( Megascops atricapilla) [version 2]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Black-capped Screech-Owl ( Megascops atricapilla) [version 2]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
Black-capped Screech-Owl ( Megascops atricapilla) [version 2]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Black-capped Screech-Owl ( Megascops atricapilla) [version 2]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Black-capped Screech-Owl ( Megascops atricapilla) [version 2]
Clements, version 2015:
Black-capped Screech-Owl ( Megascops atricapilla) [version 2]
Clements, version 2016:
Black-capped Screech-Owl ( Megascops atricapilla) [version 2]
Clements, version 2017:
Black-capped Screech-Owl ( Megascops atricapilla) [version 2]
Clements, version 2018:
Black-capped Screech-Owl ( Megascops atricapilla) [version 3]
Clements, version 2019:
Black-capped Screech-Owl ( Megascops atricapilla) [version 3]
eBird version 1.50:
Black-capped Screech-Owl ( Megascops atricapilla) [version 2]
eBird version 1.52:
Black-capped Screech-Owl ( Megascops atricapilla) [version 2]
eBird version 1.53:
Black-capped Screech-Owl ( Megascops atricapilla) [version 2]
eBird version 1.54:
Black-capped Screech-Owl ( Megascops atricapilla) [version 2]
eBird version 1.55:
Black-capped Screech-Owl ( Megascops atricapilla) [version 2]
eBird version 2015:
Black-capped Screech-Owl ( Megascops atricapilla) [version 2]
eBird version 2016:
Black-capped Screech-Owl ( Megascops atricapilla) [version 2]
eBird version 2017:
Black-capped Screech-Owl ( Megascops atricapilla) [version 2]
eBird version 2018:
Black-capped Screech-Owl ( Megascops atricapilla) [version 3]
eBird version 2019:
Black-capped Screech-Owl ( Megascops atricapilla) [version 3]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Black-capped Screech Owl ( Otus atricapillus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
Black-capped Screech Owl ( Otus atricapillus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Black-capped Screech Owl ( Otus atricapilla) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Black-capped Screech Owl ( Otus atricapilla) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Black-capped Screech Owl ( Otus atricapilla) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Black-capped Screech Owl ( Otus atricapilla) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Black-capped Screech Owl ( Otus atricapilla) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Black-capped Screech Owl ( Otus atricapilla) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Black-capped Screech Owl ( Otus atricapilla) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Black-capped Screech Owl ( Otus atricapilla) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Black-capped Screech Owl ( Otus atricapilla) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Black-capped Screech Owl ( Megascops atricapilla) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Black-capped Screech Owl ( Megascops atricapilla) [version 2]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Variable Screech-owl ( Otus atricapillus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Black-capped Screech-owl ( Megascops atricapilla) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Black-capped Screech-owl ( Megascops atricapilla) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Black-capped Screech-owl ( Megascops atricapilla) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Black-capped Screech-owl ( Megascops atricapilla) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
Black-capped Screech Owl ( Megascops atricapilla) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
Black-capped Screech Owl ( Megascops atricapilla) [version 4]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
Black-capped Screech Owl ( Megascops atricapilla) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
Black-capped Screech Owl ( Megascops atricapilla) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
Black-capped Screech Owl ( Megascops atricapilla) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
Black-capped Screech Owl ( Megascops atricapilla) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
Black-capped Screech Owl ( Megascops atricapilla) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
Black-capped Screech Owl ( Megascops atricapilla) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
Black-capped Screech Owl ( Megascops atricapilla) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
Black-capped Screech Owl ( Megascops atricapilla) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
Black-capped Screech Owl ( Megascops atricapilla) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
Black-capped Screech Owl ( Megascops atricapilla) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
Black-capped Screech Owl ( Megascops atricapilla) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
Black-capped Screech Owl ( Megascops atricapilla) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
Black-capped Screech Owl ( Megascops atricapilla) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
Black-capped Screech Owl ( Megascops atricapilla) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
Black-capped Screech Owl ( Megascops atricapilla) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
Black-capped Screech Owl ( Megascops atricapilla) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
Black-capped Screech Owl ( Megascops atricapilla) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
Black-capped Screech Owl ( Megascops atricapilla) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
Black-capped Screech Owl ( Megascops atricapilla) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
Black-capped Screech Owl ( Megascops atricapilla) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
Black-capped Screech Owl ( Megascops atricapilla) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
Black-capped Screech Owl ( Megascops atricapilla) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
Black-capped Screech Owl ( Megascops atricapilla) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
Black-capped Screech Owl ( Megascops atricapilla) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
Black-capped Screech Owl ( Megascops atricapilla) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
Black-capped Screech Owl ( Megascops atricapilla) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
Black-capped Screech Owl ( Megascops atricapilla) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
Black-capped Screech Owl ( Megascops atricapilla) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
Black-capped Screech Owl ( Megascops atricapilla) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
Black-capped Screech Owl ( Megascops atricapilla) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
Black-capped Screech Owl ( Megascops atricapilla) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
Black-capped Screech Owl ( Megascops atricapilla) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
Black-capped Screech Owl ( Megascops atricapilla) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
Black-capped Screech Owl ( Megascops atricapilla) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
Black-capped Screech Owl ( Megascops atricapilla) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
Black-capped Screech Owl ( Megascops atricapilla) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
Black-capped Screech Owl ( Megascops atricapilla) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Black-capped Screech Owl ( Megascops atricapilla) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
Black-capped Screech Owl ( Megascops atricapilla) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Variable Screech-Owl ( Otus atricapillus) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Variable Screech-Owl ( Otus atricapillus) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
Variable Screech-Owl ( Otus atricapillus) [version 5]
South American Classification Committee (24/10/2003):
Black-capped Screech-Owl ( Megascops atricapilla) [version 2]
South American Classification Committee (14/09/2005):
Black-capped Screech-Owl ( Megascops atricapilla) [version 2]
South American Classification Committee (16/07/2006):
Black-capped Screech-Owl ( Megascops atricapilla) [version 2]
South American Classification Committee (26/09/2007):
Black-capped Screech-Owl ( Megascops atricapilla) [version 2]
South American Classification Committee (01/05/2008):
Black-capped Screech-Owl ( Megascops atricapilla) [version 2]
South American Classification Committee (30/09/2009):
Black-capped Screech-Owl ( Megascops atricapilla) [version 2]
South American Classification Committee (19/08/2010):
Black-capped Screech-Owl ( Megascops atricapilla) [version 2]
South American Classification Committee (8/08/2011):
Black-capped Screech-Owl ( Megascops atricapilla) [version 2]
South American Classification Committee (8/02/2012):
Black-capped Screech-Owl ( Megascops atricapilla) [version 2]
South American Classification Committee (4/09/2012):
Black-capped Screech-Owl ( Megascops atricapilla) [version 2]
South American Classification Committee (17/03/2013):
Black-capped Screech-Owl ( Megascops atricapilla) [version 2]
South American Classification Committee (9/02/2014):
Black-capped Screech-Owl ( Megascops atricapilla) [version 2]
South American Classification Committee (16/02/2015):
Black-capped Screech-Owl ( Megascops atricapilla) [version 2]
South American Classification Committee (28/07/2016):
Black-capped Screech-Owl ( Megascops atricapilla) [version 2]
South American Classification Committee (22/04/2017):
Black-capped Screech-Owl ( Megascops atricapilla) [version 2]
South American Classification Committee (4/06/2018):
Black-capped Screech-Owl ( Megascops atricapilla)
South American Classification Committee (6/06/2019):
Black-capped Screech-Owl ( Megascops atricapilla)
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Megascops atricapilla [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Megascops atricapilla [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes nominal subspecies)

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

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Other synonyms


Catalan: Xot variable
Czech: Výrecek cernohlavý, výreček černohlavý
Danish: Sortkronet Dværghornugle
German: Kappeneule, Kappenkreischeule
English: Black-capped Screech Owl, Black-capped Screech-Owl, Long Tufled Screech Owl, Long-tufted screech owl, Variable schreech owl, Variable Screech Owl, Variable Screech-Owl, Vermiculated Screech-Owl
English (IOC): Black-capped Screech Owl
Spanish: Alicuco Grande, Alicucu grande, Alilicucu grande, Autillo Capirotado, Autillo de Moños Largos, Lechucita, Lechucita Vermiculada
Spanish (Argentine): Alicuco Grande, Alicucu grande, Alilicucu grande
Spanish (Spain): Autillo Capirotado
Spanish (HBW): Black-capped Screech-Owl
Spanish (Mexico): tecolote vermiculado
Spanish (Paraguay): Lechucita
Spanish (Uruguay): Tamborcito Grande
Estonian: liaanipäll
Finnish: Mustalakkipöllönen
French: Petit-duc à mèches noires, Petit-duc chaperonné, Scops variable
Guarani: Kavure
Hungarian: nyakkendős füleskuvik
Italian: Assiolo testanera, Assiolo variabile
Japanese: zuguroookonohazuku
Japanese: ズグロオオコノハズク
Scientific: Megascops atricapilla, Megascops atricapilla atricapilla, Megascops atricapillus, Megasops atricapillus, Otus atricapilla, Otus atricapillus, Otus atricapillus atricapillus, Otus guatemalae, Strix atricapilla
Lithuanian: Juodakepuris apuokėlis
Dutch: Zwartkapschreeuwuil
Norwegian Nynorsk: Indianarugle
Norwegian: Indianerugle
Polish: syczek ciemnoglowy, syczek ciemnogłowy, syczoń ciemnogłowy
Portuguese: Corujinha-sapo
Portuguese (Brazil): Corujinha-sapo
Portuguese (Portugal): Corujinha-sapo
Russian: Совка черношапочная, Черношапочная Совка
Slovak: výrček tmavohlavý
Swedish: Amerikansk dvärguv, svartkronad skrikuv
Ukrainian: Сплюшка темноголова
Chinese: 黑顶角鸮
Chinese (Traditional): 長簇鳴角鴞, 飾冠鳴角鴞

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