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Megascops atricapilla

Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Aves
Subclassis: Carinatae
Infraclassis: Neornithes
Parvclassis: Neognathae
Ordo: Strigiformes
Familia: Strigidae
Subfamilia: Striginae
Genus: Megascops
Species: Megascops atricapilla
Subspecies: M. a. argentinus


Megascops atricapilla (Temminck, 1822)


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Vernacular names
English: Black-capped Screech-Owl, Varialbe Screech-Owl
‪Norsk (bokmål)‬: Indianerugle

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.


* BirdLife International 2004. Megascops atricapilla. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 24 July 2007.

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