Ciccaba virgata BirdLife International (). Ciccaba virgata Stotz et al. (). Ciccaba virgata SACC (). Strix virgata (Cassin, ). Taxonomic Source(s): . Mottled Owl · Strix virgata · (Cassin, ). Order: STRIGIFORMES foreground recordings and 45 background recordings of Strix virgata. Total recording. Mottled Owl ~ Strix virgata (Ciccaba virgata). Introduction. The Mottled Owl is a medium-sized owl with a rounded head and no ear-tufts.

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W Colombian birds, sometimes separated as race minusculahere placed in nominate. Absent from the Pacific slope of the Andes south of Ecuador. The eyes are dark and the head is round and they do not have ear tufts. Lechuza estriada Spanish Venezuela: Articles with ‘species’ microformats Commons category link is on Wikidata. Avibase has been visited , times since 24 June International Union for Conservation of Nature.

Retrieved 26 November Kavure guasu, Kavure-guasu Hungarian: Range of the Mottled Owl Strix virgata. Both light and dark morphs are known to occur. The Mottled Owl feeds on small mammals especially micereptiles, amphibians and insects and other arthropods.


Flight feathers are dark brown, barred whitish or pale grey. Most common in humid lowland forest.

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Primary and secondary humid forest, drier wooded areas, plantations and even thorny forest. Lechuza Chillona, Lechuza Colilarga Estonian: Mottled owl Conservation status.

There is civcaba darker form of the bird with a buff breast and belly. The Mottled Owl is a medium-sized owl with a rounded head and no ear-tufts. N South America the Guianas Ciccaba virgata borelliana: Ranges from sea-level to about m elevation. The facial disc is brown, with white eyebrows and whiskers. Related taxa Other synonyms Catalan: To make the most of all of HBW’s features, discover our subscriptions now! The mottled owl virgatta described by the American ornithologist John Cassin in and given the binomial name Syrnium virgatum.

Ciccaba virgata (Mottled Owl) – Avibase

By using this site, ciccwba agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Syrnium virgatum Avibase ID: In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Generally 2 white eggs are laid and incubated by the female alone while the male provides the food. Probably takes small birds also. Philadelphia 4 p. Their Lives, Behavior and Survival “. Hunting is normally from a perch, but may catch insects in flight. Retrieved 13 October What do coloured bullet points mean?


The mottled owl is native to Central and South America. Checklists There are more than 12, regional checklists in Avibase, offered in 9 different taxonomies, including synonyms more than languages.

The territorial song of the male is a series of equally spaced, short guttural hoots with an explosive frog-like character – gwow gwow gwow gwow gwow gwot.

Rather widespread, and considered fairly common to common in some places; reportedly common in S Mexico in lowlands, Light morph has brown facial disc with Allocco maculato, Civetta marezzata Japanese: Three N races Mexico to W Panama recently treated as forming a separate species, differing from S forms mainly in vocalizations, but also in plumage and in smaller size R ; further study required, including genetic analyses.

This series is repeated at intervals of several seconds or more. Occurs in light and dark morphs, found ciccaga drier and humid areas respectively. Females are viirgata larger than males; the mottled owl shows the greatest degree of sexual dimorphism of any species of owl.

Females are heavier than males. The cere is pale bluish-grey and the bill is pale bluish-grey to yellowish grey with a slight greenish tinge. Roosts during the day among dense foliage of trees and thickets, within creepers rising up tree trunks, or in natural holes.