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Cabañas San Isidro
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Strigiformes > Strigidae

Rufescent Screech-Owl

Megascops ingens

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Large screech-owl of mid-elevation cloud forest. General coloration is either brown or rufous with a paler belly. Note dark eyes and rather plain facial pattern. Ear tufts are usually indistinct. Separated from other screech-owls in range by dark (not yellow) iris and voice. Typical song is a fairy rapid series of soft whistles. Also gives a series that starts slower and then speeds up suddenly.

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