Vermiculated Screech-Owl

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La Selva Biological Station,
Costa Rica - April 2008

This Vermiculated Screech-Owl was found at the La Selva Biological Reserve in Costa Rica. This species of owl was previously grouped together with the Guatemalan Screech-Owls. The appearance of the two species is different with the Vermiculated Screech-Owls having heavier vermiculated underside markings and no dark facial rim. Vocal differences are primary in separating these two species.

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