Birds of Colombia

OWLS 
BÚHOS, AUTILLOS

ORDER: STRIGIFORMES

FAMILY: STRIGIDAE

There are 26 species of these arboreal, nocturnal and secretive birds. Feed on small mammals, bats, sometimes birds, invertebrates and small reptiles are also taken. Sometimes difficult to locate or observe except at roost close to trunk among leaves where they patiently wait for a prey. Live at the borders of heavily forested and humid areas of the three cordilleras. Sizes vary from 5 to 22 inches. Some live from 4 to 28 years depending on the species.

Existen 26 especies de estas aves arbóreas, nocturnas y esquivas. Se alimentan de pequeños mamíferos, murciélagos, ciertos pájaros, invertebrados y reptiles. Difíciles de encontrar excepto cuando están al acecho de su presa. Habitan en los bordes de bosques densos subtropicales y áreas húmedas de las tres cordilleras. Sus tamaños varían entre los 13 a 55 centímetros. Pueden vivir de 4 a 28 años según la especie. 

tropical screech-owl

Name in Spanish: Currucutú Común

Size/Tamaño: 7.9 - 9.45 in | 20-24 cm
Location: All of Colombia but not present in much of the Pacific
Altura: <3000 m
Status:

Photos by: ©Luis A. Materón

Tropical Screech-owl, Currucutú común, Megascops choliba

Megascops choliba

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Tropical Screech-owl, Currucutú común, Megascops choliba

Megascops choliba

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Tropical Screech-Owl
megascops choliba
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Scientific
Name
Name in
Spanish
Name in
English
Megascops choliba Currucutú Tropical Screech-Owl
Megascops clarkii Autillo Manchado Bare-shanked Screech-Owl
Megascops colombianus Autillo Colombiano Colombian Screech-Owl
Megascops ingens Autillo Grande Rufescent Screech-Owl
Megascops petersoni Autillo Canela Cinnamon Screech-Owl
Megascopswatsonii Autillo Selvático Tawny-bellied Screech-Owl
Megascops guatemalae Autillo Vermiculado Vermiculated Screech-Owl
Megascops sp Autillo de Santa Marta Santa Marta Screech-Owl
Megascops albogularis Autillo Gorgiblanco White-throated Screech-Owl
Lophostrix cristata Búho Crestado Crested Owl
Pulsatrix perspicillata Búho de Anteojos Spectacled Owl
Pulsatrix melanota Búho Barrado Band-bellied Owl
Bubo virginianus Búho Real Great Horned Owl
Ciccaba virgata Búho Moteado Mottled Owl
Ciccaba nigrolineata Búho Carinegro Black-and-white Owl
Ciccaba huhula Búho Negro Black-banded Owl
Ciccaba albitarsis Búho Ocelado Rufous-banded Owl
Glaucidium nubicola Buhíto Nubícola Cloud-forest Pygmy-Owl
Glaucidium jardinii Buhíto Andino Andean Pygmy-Owl
Glaucidium griseiceps Buhíto Cabecigrís Central American Pygmy-Owl
Glaucidium brasilianum Buhíto Ferrugíneo Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl
Athene cunicularia Mochuelo Conejo Burrowing Owl
Aegolius harrisii Búho Acanelado Buff-fronted Owl
Pseudoscops clamator Búho Rayado Striped Owl
Asio stygius Búho Orejudo Stygian Owl
Asio flammeus Búho Campestre Short-eared Owl