Puerto rican screech-owl

The Puerto Rican Screech Owl or Múcaro is a nocturnal endemic owl of the archipelago of Puerto Rico belonging to the Megascops genus of the Strigidae family. The subspecies, M. n . newtoni, which was endemic to the Virgin Islands, was locally referred to as the Cuckoo Bird.

The Puerto rican screech-owl is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

birds: one, the Puerto Rican Screech-owl Megascops nudipes, is widespread (with another subspecies, newtoni, from the Virgin Islands either Critically Endangered or Extinct) and most insomniacs will at least hear its guttural, trilling purr if they try hard enough; the other, the Puerto Rican Nightjar Caprimulgus noctitherus, was thought extinct until it’s rediscovery until 1961, is Critically Endangered, probably declining, range-limited, and very difficult to see - so difficult that I’m not even going to post a photo of one until Monday when it’ll More

here is the Puerto Rican Screech-Owl, a species perhaps not all that closely related to mainland screech-owls - it and the Cuban Bare-legged Owl have a different look about them, and those long, bare legs. Another nightbird we will be looking for is the Puerto Rican Nightjar. fieldguides > In the island's southwest, there are dry forests and a chance to do some nightbirding. More

Elfin-woods Warbler, Puerto Rican Screech-Owl, and Puerto Rican Nightjar. Other more widespread species include Loggerhead Kingbird, Black-faced Grassquit, and Caribbean Elaenia. Our tour begins in the Maricao highlands, home of the relatively recently discovered Elfin-woods Warbler. Two mornings will be devoted to finding the warbler and other endemics such as the Puerto Rican Screech-Owl and the Puerto Rican Spindalis. We will continue to another protected area at a lower elevation, the Susua Forest. More

Order : Strigiformes
Family : Strigidae
Genus : Megascops
Species : nudipes
Authority : (Daudin, 1800)