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Variable or Alagoas Screech-Owl

Megascops [atricapilla or alagoensis] (= Megascops atricapilla) (Temminck, CJ 1822)

The black-capped screech owl, or variable screech owl, is a species of owl in the family Strigidae. It is found in Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay. Source: Wikipedia




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


Original description

Citation:
  (Temminck, CJ 1822)

Reference:
   Nouv. Recueil Pl. Color. Ois. livr.25 pl.145

Protonym:
  Strix atricapilla


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  C904ED78E6F6A52A

Avibase ID:
  avibase-C904ED78

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


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 686676

Geographic range:

  • Megascops [atricapilla or alagoensis]: SE Brazil (s Bahia) to se Paraguay and ne Argentina (Misiones)
English:
Variable or Alagoas Screech-Owl
French:
Petit-duc à mèches noires ou P.-d. d'Alagoas


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Variable or Alagoas Screech-Owl ( Megascops [atricapilla or alagoensis])
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]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Variable Screech-Owl ( Megascops atricapilla) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
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]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
Black-capped Screech-owl ( Megascops atricapilla) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
Black-capped Screech-owl ( Megascops atricapilla) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
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, version 2021:
Black-capped Screech-Owl ( Megascops atricapilla) [version 3]
Clements, version 2022:
Black-capped Screech-Owl ( Megascops atricapilla) [version 3]
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 3]
eBird version 1.54:
Black-capped Screech-Owl ( Megascops atricapilla) [version 3]
eBird version 1.55:
Black-capped Screech-Owl ( Megascops atricapilla) [version 3]
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 6]
eBird version 2019:
Black-capped Screech-Owl ( Megascops atricapilla) [version 6]
eBird version 2021:
Black-capped Screech-Owl ( Megascops atricapilla) [version 6]
eBird version 2022:
Black-capped Screech-Owl ( Megascops atricapilla) [version 6]
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 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 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]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
Black-capped Screech Owl ( Megascops atricapilla) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.2:
Black-capped Screech Owl ( Megascops atricapilla) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
Black-capped Screech Owl ( Megascops atricapilla) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
Black-capped Screech Owl ( Megascops atricapilla) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
Black-capped Screech Owl ( Megascops atricapilla) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.2:
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, Birds of the World Version 2.0:
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)
South American Classification Committee (20/02/2020):
Black-capped Screech-Owl ( Megascops atricapilla)
South American Classification Committee (8/06/2020):
Black-capped Screech-Owl ( Megascops atricapilla)
South American Classification Committee (24/08/2021):
Black-capped Screech-Owl ( Megascops atricapilla)
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
Black-capped Screech Owl ( Megascops atricapilla) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.02:
Black-capped Screech Owl ( Megascops atricapilla) [version 3]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Megascops atricapilla [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Megascops atricapilla [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: species group (sometimes a species)

This taxon is a subspecies of Megascops [atricapilla, alagoensis or sanctaecatarinae]

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Other synonyms

See also the taxonomic synonyms table.


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 or Alagoas Screech-Owl, Variable schreech owl, Variable Screech Owl, Variable Screech-Owl, Vermiculated Screech-Owl
English, HBW: Black-capped Screech-owl
English (IOC): Black-capped Screech Owl
English (United States): 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, Lechucita grande
Spanish (Uruguay): Tamborcito Grande
Estonian: liaanipäll
Finnish: Mustalakkipöllönen
French: Petit-duc à mèches noires, Petit-duc à mèches noires ou P.-d. d'Alagoas, Petit-duc chaperonné, Scops variable
Guarani: Kavure
Croatian: brazilski ćuk
Hungarian: nyakkendős füleskuvik
Italian: Assiolo testanera, Assiolo variabile
Japanese (romaji): zuguroookonohazuku
Japanese: ズグロオオコノハズク
Scientific: Megascops [atricapilla or alagoensis], Megascops atricapilla, Megascops atricapilla atricapilla, Megascops atricapillus, Megascops guatemalae guatemalae, Megasops atricapillus, Otus atricapilla, Otus atricapillus, Otus atricapillus atricapillus, Otus guatemalae, Scops 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, mocho-d'orelhas-de-barrete
Russian: Совка черношапочная, Черношапочная Совка
Slovak: výrček tmavohlavý
Serbian: Crnokapi američki ćuk
Swedish: Amerikansk dvärguv, svartkronad skrikuv
Turkish: Kara çemberli puhucuk
Ukrainian: Сплюшка темноголова
Chinese: 黑顶角鸮
Chinese (Traditional): 長簇鳴角鴞, 飾冠鳴角鴞

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