Ciccaba virgata BirdLife International (). Ciccaba virgata Stotz et al. (). Ciccaba virgata SACC (). Strix virgata (Cassin, ). Taxonomic Source(s): . Mottled Owl · Strix virgata · (Cassin, ). Order: STRIGIFORMES foreground recordings and 45 background recordings of Strix virgata. Total recording. Mottled Owl ~ Strix virgata (Ciccaba virgata). Introduction. The Mottled Owl is a medium-sized owl with a rounded head and no ear-tufts.
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Mottled owl Conservation status. Retrieved 13 October Login or Subscribe to get access to a lot of extra features! Check-list of Birds of the World.
Lechuza estriada Spanish Colombia: The mottled owl has a very wide range and the number of individual birds has been estimated to be somewhere between five hundred thousand and five million. Descriptive notes 29—38 cm; — g; wingspan 84—91 cm.
Mottled Owl (Strix virgata) – Information, Pictures, Sounds – The Owl Pages
Underparts are whitish to pale buff, mottled dusky at the sides of the breast. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive.
Absent from the Pacific slope of the Andes south of Ecuador. Barn Owls to Hummingbirds “.
One or usually two white eggs are laid and incubated by the female and both parents care for the young. Avibase has been visited , times since 24 June Checklists There are more than 12, regional checklists in Avibase, offered in cirgata different taxonomies, including synonyms more than languages. Roosts during the day among dense foliage of trees and thickets, within creepers rising up tree trunks, or in natural holes.
Eyes are dark brown. Your sightings No sightings Add virgaga a lifelist: Mottled owls produce a range of calls which include a hoot used in maintaining territory boundaries, and various whistles, screeches and hisses.
The nest is usually a natural hole in a tree, but sometimes it is an old nest of a larger bird. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Strix virgata. Both light and dark morphs are known to occur. The mottled owl is native to Central and South America. Upperparts are dark brown, flecked and sparsely barred whitish to pale buff. Lechuza viccaba Spanish Venezuela: It usually nests in a hole in a tree but may ciccava choose an empty ccicaba built by another species.
Movements Resident, with evidence that adults maintain same home range and territory for multiple seasons Hunting is normally from a perch, but may catch insects in flight. Three N races Mexico to W Panama recently treated as forming a separate species, differing from S forms mainly in vocalizations, but also in plumage and in smaller size R ; further study required, including genetic analyses.
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Page by Deane Lewis. Wikispecies has information related to Ciccaba virgata. Its large eyes are adapted for sight at low levels of light, and its hearing is also acute. Subspecies and Distribution C.
The Mottled Owl feeds on small mammals especially micereptiles, amphibians and insects and other arthropods. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia.
Articles with ‘species’ microformats Commons category link is on Wikidata. Probably takes small birds also. The territorial song of the male is a series of equally spaced, short guttural hoots with an explosive frog-like character – gwow gwow gwow gwow gwow gwot.
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Food and feeding Varied diet suggests opportunist: