Crested Owl

It is found in Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Suriname, and Venezuela. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.

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The Crested Owl is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Crested Owl (Lophostrix cristata) is a species of owl in the family Strigidae. It is the only species (monotypic), in the genus Lophostrix. It is found in Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Suriname, and Venezuela. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. More

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Crested Owl is quite possibly declining in population in the region; Ridgely reports that it was at least formerly fairly common deep on Pipeline Road, but there are few birders around at night to determine if this still holds true. Return to Bird Species Watchlist Copyright More

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The Crested Owl is very distinctive and unlikely to be confused with any other. It can be found in both Central and South America. Here you can find photos and information to help identify and enjoy this beautiful owl. The Field Notes section includes a Central American range map and information on nesting, habitat, description and identification. To jump immediately to any of these sections use the Page Jump Links below. More

This Crested Owl was photographed by Steve Metz on the grounds of La Selva Biological Station (Organization for Tropical Studies) near Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica on June 18, 1998. Click here to return to the Crested Owl page. More

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Order : Strigiformes
Family : Strigidae
Genus : Lophostrix
Species : cristata
Authority : (Daudin, 1800)
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