Megascops cooperi (*)
Megascops cooperi (Ridgway, 1878)
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The Pacific Screech-owl (Megascops cooperi) is a species of owl in the Strigidae family. It is found in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and Nicaragua. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical mangrove forests, and heavily degraded former forest.
It is strictly nocturnal, preying mostly on large insects (such as moths, beetles, scorpions) along with the occasional small rodent.
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