Tropical Screech-Owl Megascops choliba

  • Order: Strigiformes
  • Family: Strigidae
  • Polytypic: 9 subspecies
  • Authors: Gaelyn Ong

Priorities for Future Research

Very little is known about the natural history of the Tropical Screech-Owl, even though this species is very widely distributed and often is common. There are very few quantitative studies of its nesting biology or diet. There are no data on topics such as age at first breeding, life span and survivorship, dispersal, territory size and population density, and population regulation.

Recommended Citation

Ong, G. (2011). Tropical Screech-Owl (Megascops choliba), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.