Crested owl

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Crested owl
Lophostrix cristata -Panama-8.jpg
In Panama
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Strigiformes
Family: Strigidae
Genus: Lophostrix
Lesson, 1836
Species: L. cristata
Binomial name
Lophostrix cristata
(Daudin, 1800)

The crested owl (Lophostrix cristata) is a species of owl in the family Strigidae. It is the only species (monotypic), in the genus Lophostrix.

Crested Owl - Lophostrix cristata.jpg

Distribution and habitat[edit]

The crested owl is found in Central America and northern South America, where it occurs in Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Suriname, and Venezuela. It is found in the Amazon Basin except in the north-west basin region with western Guyana, Venezuela, and central-eastern Colombia. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest and subtropical or tropical moist montane forest.


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