Striped Owl

Asio clamator

Order

STRIGIFORMES

Family

Barn Owls, Typical Owls (Tytonidae & Strigidae)

Code 4

STRO

Code 6

PSECLA

ITIS

ILLUSTRATION

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PHOTOS

CONSERVATION STATUS

Least Concern

The Striped Owl has a very large range of 20,300,000 square kilometers. This includes open grassy habitats, the edges of oil palm plantations, and open second growth in southern Mexico, Central America, northern South America, western Ecuador, and the edge of the southern Amazon rainforest south to Uruguay and northern Argentina. It has an estimated population size of 500,000-4,999,999 individuals, and a conservation rating of Least Concern.

SUMMARY

Overview

Striped Owl: Medium sized, slender owl, mottled brown and buff upperparts, white and buff underparts with black streaks. White facial disk with black outline. Long ear tufts. Eyes yellow-brown. Long wings. Bare, yellow feet.


Range and Habitat

Striped Owl: Range extends from east Mexico south through much of Central and South America to Uruguay and northeast Argentine. Does not occur east of the Andes or in the Amazonian Basin. Prefers open and semi-open savannas and grasslands with scattered trees and bushes. Also found in wooded suburban areas, marshland, agricultural and pasture land.

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Striped Owl SONGS AND CALLS

Striped Owl E1

Call is a high-pitched, nasal "heeEEEEee".

Similar Sounding


Voice Text

"hooOOOoh", "hu-how, how, how"

INTERESTING FACTS

  • A group of owls has many collective nouns, including a "bazaar", "glaring", "parliament", "stooping", and "wisdom" of owls.
  • Nesting season begins in December and ends in March.
  • Striped Owls are strictly nocturnal, but can be seen occasionally at dusk.

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

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