Black-and-White Owl

Ciccaba nigrolineata

Order

STRIGIFORMES

Family

Barn Owls, Typical Owls (Tytonidae & Strigidae)

Code 4

BLWO

Code 6

CICNIG

ITIS

ILLUSTRATION

ask community
Copyright © 2004 - 2018 Mitch Waite Group

PHOTOS

CONSERVATION STATUS

Least Concern

The Black-and-White Owl has a large range of 4,900,000 square kilometers. This includes rain forests, old second growth, and other moist forest habitats from the lowlands to around 1,500 meters from eastern Mexico (Hidalgo) south to Chiapas, the southern and eastern Yucatan, Central America, northern Venezuela and western Ecuador. Its global population is estimated at 50,000-499,999 individuals, and is believed to be stable and large enough to warrant a conservation rating of Least Concern.

IBIRD EXPLORER GENERAL

PHOTO SHARING AND DISCUSSION

BIRD PHOTOGRAPHY

SUMMARY

Overview

Black-and-White Owl: Large owl with black-gray upperparts, fine black and white barring on underparts. Black facial disk with mottled white rim. No ear tufts. Eyes are black-brown, bill, and feet. Long, rounded wings, barred tail.

 

Range and Habitat

Black-and-white Owl: Resides from central Mexico south through much of Central America to northern Venezuela, northwestern Peru and Colombia, and western Ecuador. Found in tropical forests and woodlands, including rainforest, mangroves, and lowlands.

whatbird search for your browser

Black-and-White Owl SONGS AND CALLS

Black-and-White Owl H1

Song is a series of barking notes which increase in volume, "who-who-who-who-WHOO."

Black-and-White Owl S1

High-pitched call note.

Similar Sounding


Voice Text

"hoo-hoo-HOO-hoo"

INTERESTING FACTS

  • A group of owls has many collective nouns, including a "bazaar", "glaring", "parliament", "stooping", and "wisdom" of owls.
  • The male Black-and-White Owl ranges over larger areas when the female is incubating or brooding the young.

SIMILAR BIRDS

RANGE MAP NORTH AMERICA

About this North America Map

This map shows how this species is distributed across North America.

FAMILY DESCRIPTION

TERMINOLOGY

CREDITS

Artist

Chris Vest

HELP ME IDENTIFY A BIRD

BACKYARD BIRDING

BIRDS AND BIRDING

.
UnderpartsX

Belly, undertail coverts, chest, flanks, and foreneck.

UpperpartsX
Back, rump, hindneck, wings, and crown.
Parts of a Standing bird X
Head Feathers and Markings X
Parts of a Flying bird X