Bare-shanked screech owl

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Bare-shanked screech owl
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Strigiformes
Family: Strigidae
Genus: Megascops
Species: M. clarkii
Binomial name
Megascops clarkii
(L.Kelso & E.H.Kelso, 1935)

Otus clarkii Kelso & Kelso, 1935

Bare-shanked Screech-Owl (Megascops clarkii).jpg

The bare-shanked screech owl (Megascops clarkii) is a species of owl in the family Strigidae. It is found in Colombia, Costa Rica, and Panama. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.

The owl is a nocturnal bird, roosting by day in trees with dense foliage or a thick cover of epiphytes. Hunting is done at dusk and during the night at forest edges. The bare-shanked screech owl tends to often socialize, with family-sized groups being found close together, even during the breeding season.[2]