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Xenoglaux loweryi

Long-whiskered Owlet

  • Order: Strigiformes
  • Family: Strigidae
  • Monotypic

Authors: Schulenberg, Thomas S., and Michael Harvey

Priorities for Future Research

Long-whiskered Owlet only recently was discovered (described in 1977), and was not seen outside of a mistnet until 2002 (BirdLife International 2012). Almost nothing is known about its biology. The highest research priority for this small, cryptic species is to survey areas throughout the northern Andes of Peru, to more accurately determine the extend of its geographic distribution, and to document its density and population size. 

Recommended Citation

Schulenberg, Thomas S., and Michael Harvey. 2012. Long-whiskered Owlet (Xenoglaux loweryi), Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Ithaca: Cornell Lab of Ornithology; retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: http://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/portal/species/overview?p_p_spp=212696