Koepcke´s Screech Owl Megascops Koepckeae Loja Ecuador

KOEPCKE´S SCREECH OWL

URBAN BIRDS OF THE PARKS, GARDENS, AND SOURROUNDING AREAS OF LOJA CITY ECUADOR. BOOK PUBLISHED IN 2009, WITH 44 COMMON SPECIES. ILLUSTRATED BY PABLO ANDRADE. WORK SUPPORTED BY JAN HINLOOPEN.

I´m posting the new information (up date ) about this bird I recorded long ago, when I though always was Peruvian Screech Owl, but now has been register as the: Koepcke´s Screech Owl 

Koepcke´s Screech Owl. Megascops Koepckeae .

                                                           Illustration by Pablo Andrade 2005
Distribution.
Koepcke´s Screech Owl. Megascops Koepckeae Birds Loja Ecuador.- A very small screech Owl found in deciduous woodland and forest as well as scrub – sometimes surprisingly sparse – in lowlands and foothills of southwest. Has been called Peruvian Screech Owl. (preevious information obtained from Birds of Ecuador).
By Pablo Andrade: In the Loja city is found in its sourroundings in secondary ande scrub vegetation as Argelia Park.
 
 
Voice:
In Loja: kukukukukuku ku ku ku ku. Recorded by myself long ago and illustrated by myself  on the Urban birds of the city of Loja. Always there were doubts about the song; comparing with Peruvian Screech Owl from the lowlands; both are diferents voices: Now I know has been reported by Freile as the specie from Peru: Koepcke´s Screech Owl. Megascops Koepckeae.
 

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