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Black-and-white Owl Ciccaba nigrolineata

  • Order: Strigiformes
  • Family: Strigidae
  • Monotypic
  • Authors: Anna Stearns

Priorities for Future Research

Black-and-white Owl is a poorly studied species. A priority for research is to obtain life history, demographic, and ecological information on the species; there is almost no information on its diet or reproductive biology, nor on such topics as life span and survivorship, dispersal, population regulation and limiting factors, territoriality, and population density. In light of the threats to its habitat, it is also important to document its response to human disturbances, such as deforestation, agricultural and urban development, and human presence in their habitat. Finally, more information about Black-and-white Owl population size and trend would improve our understanding of the population status of this species.

Recommended Citation

Stearns, A. (2014). Black-and-white Owl (Ciccaba nigrolineata), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.