Taxon profile


Western Screech Owl
Megascops kennicottii (Elliot, 1867)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Aves - birds »  order Strigiformes - owls »  family Strigidae - owls »  genus Megascops

Scientific synonyms

Otus kennicottii (Elliot, 1867)

Least Concern LC


Taxon in country check-lists*

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Included taxa

Number of records: 9

subspecies Megascops kennicottii aikeni Brewster, 1891

Megascops kennicottii aikeni

subspecies Megascops kennicottii bendirei (Brewster, 1882)
subspecies Megascops kennicottii cardonensis (Huey, 1926)
subspecies Megascops kennicottii kennicottii (Elliot, 1867)
subspecies Megascops kennicottii macfarlanei Brewster, 1891
subspecies Megascops kennicottii suttoni (R. T. Moore, 1941)
subspecies Megascops kennicottii vinaceus Brewster, 1888
subspecies Megascops kennicottii xantusi Brewster, 1902
subspecies Megascops kennicottii yumanensis (A. H. Miller & L. Miller, 1951)

Links and literature

EN AOU Checklist of North and Middle American Birds 2013 [], North American Classification Committee (NACC) [as Megascops kennicottii]
Data retrieved on: 26 April 2013
EN Bird Life 3 [22688747]

Bird Life [] [as Megascops kennicottii (Elliot, 1867)]
Data retrieved on: 23 November 2018
EN IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018-1 [22688747]

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species [] [as Megascops kennicottii (Elliot, 1867)]
Data retrieved on: 2 August 2018
EN Gill F., Donsker D. & Rasmussen P. (eds): IOC World Bird List 11.1 [] [as Megascops kennicottii (Elliot, DG, 1867)]
Data retrieved on: 4 December 2021
EN del Hoyo J., Elliott A., Sargatal J., Christie D.A. & de Juana E. (eds.).: Handbook of the Birds of the World (HBW) Alive [], Lynx Edicions, Barcelona [as Megascops kennicottii Elliot, 1867]
Data retrieved on: 27 November 2018
CZ Hudec K. et al. (2003): Soustava a české názvosloví ptáků světa, Muzeum Komenského v Přerově. 462 pp. [as Otus kennicottii (Elliot, 1867)]
EN Clements, J. F.: eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world 6.7, Cornell Lab of Ornithology [as Megascops kennicottii]
Data retrieved on: 7 April 2013
Fenneman J. (2007): British Columbia Bird Checklist [as Megascops kennicottii]
Data retrieved on: 25 January 2009

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