A Reference for North and Central American Owls
The Vermiculated Screech-Owl was previously grouped together as a subspecies of the Guatemalan Screech-Owl that is found further north. These owl species are distinct in their calls, markings, and behavior. Furthermore there is also no known range overlap. East of its range, the Vermiculated Screech-Owl has also often been grouped together with its southern neighbor the Choco Screech-Owl. Again, these species are distinctively different in call, range, and behavior. Visual differences amongst most of the screech-owls are subtle. Here you can find calls, photos, and discussion to help distinguish this beautiful and unique screech-owl species. The field notes section also includes a Central American range map, information on nesting, habitat, description and identification.