Balsas Screech-Owl

Balsas Screech-Owl - Megascops (Otus) seductus

A Reference for North and Central American Owls

Balsas Screech-Owl is the only screech-owl with brown eyes making it unique and easy identifiable. This is also the only endemic screech owl of Mexico accepted by the AOU (American Ornithologist Union). There is no known overlap in range with any other screech-owl so mistaken identification is unlikely. It is found in a small region of Central-Western Mexico. Here you can find photos, recordings, range map and information to help identify and enjoy this beautiful, brown eyed screech-owl. The Field Notes section contains information on nesting, habitat, description and identification.

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