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Megascops cooperi

Megascops cooperi (*)

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 cooperi
Subspecies: M. c. chiapensis - M. c. cooperi - M. c. lambi


Megascops cooperi (Ridgway, 1878)


Proceedings of the U.S. National Museum 1 no.21 p.116

Vernacular names
Deutsch: Mangroven-Kreischeule
English: Pacific Screech-owl

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.[1]

It is strictly nocturnal, preying mostly on large insects (such as moths, beetles, scorpions) along with the occasional small rodent.


1. ^ a b BirdLife International (2008). Megascops cooperi. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 14 April 2009.

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