Bearded Screech-Owl

The Bearded Screech-owl is a species of owl in the Strigidae family. It is found in Guatemala and Mexico.

The Bearded Screech-Owl is classified as Near Threatened (NT), is close to qualifying for or is likely to qualify for a threatened category in the near future.

The Bearded Screech-Owl has one of the most restricted ranges in Central America. It comes in both rufous (red) and brown (gray) morphs. Here you can find photos and information to help identify and enjoy this beautiful owl. The Field Notes section includes a Central American range map and information on nesting, habitat, description and identification. To jump immediately to any of these sections use the Page Jump Links below. More

The Bearded Screech-owl (Megascops barbarus) is a species of owl in the Strigidae family. It is found in Guatemala and Mexico. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. It is threatened by habitat loss. Source - * BirdLife International 2004. Megascops barbarus. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 24 July 2007. More

Bearded Screech-owl in Mexico and Guatemala - Thesis research of PhD student Paula Enriquez. ... GUATEMALA: ...had feared. At our first stop, I thought I heard a Bearded Screech Owl, but when we focused on the sound, it never called again. A ... Andamaneneule {f} , Andaman Scops Owl. Tropfeneule {f} , Bearded Screech Owl. Beccarieule {f} , Biak Island Scops Owl. ... More

* Bearded Screech-owl at night Bearded Screech-owl at night * Bearded Screech-owl pair again Bearded Screech-owl pair again * Bearded Screech-owl pair Bearded Screech-owl pair * this owl was above our heads as we lined up to board our ship the Norwegian Star this More

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Another highlight was this Bearded Screech-Owl at the Pronatura Reserve called Huitepec, near San Cristobal de las Casas in Chiapas, Mexico. It took three nights to find this species. On the first two, the wind picked up an hour before dusk and made listening for owls almost impossible. On the third night it looked like it would rain but instead the blanket of cloud and fog seemed to hold back the wind. More

Order : Strigiformes
Family : Strigidae
Genus : Megascops
Species : barbarus
Authority : (Sclater & Salvin, 1868)