Sunday, January 7, 2018

Santa Marta Screech-Owl described to science

The Santa Marta Screech-Owl has finally been described as Megascops gilesi by Niels Krabbe. First "discovered" in 2007, I took the photo below in 2008. It took 10 years from discovery to description! See: for a short write-up or read the full paper at:

Krabbe, N. 201. A new species of Megascops (Strigidae) from the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Colombia, with notes on voices of New World screech-owls. Ornitología Colombiana 16: eA08-1.

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