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wpe18.jpg (29939 bytes) Black-capped Screech-owl Alternate name
Otus atricapillus, Megascops atricapilla Scientific name 
Strigiformes Order
Strigidae Family   
19 cm - 23 cm Length
Mainly tropical lowland moist forest, below 1,150 m, in:- Brazil, Paraguay & Uruguay. Habitat-Altitude-Range
2196 World Number
Least Concern Status

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Cape May Photo by Nick Athanas all rights reserved Antpitta

wpe25.jpg (4363 bytes) Black-capped Screech-Owl song (Megascops atricapilla)
Nick Athanas XC7159
05-08-2005, Brazil
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