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1 June 2017 Notes on the Nest, Owlets, Diet, and Parasites of the Choco Screech-Owl (Megascops guatemalae centralis) in Loma Alta Communal Reserve, Western Ecuador
Enzo M.R. Reyes, Evelyng Astudillo-Sánchez
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Abstract

The Choco Screech-Owl (Megascops guatemalae centralis) is one of the rarest birds in Ecuador and its taxonomy remains poorly understood. Here, we describe the nest, owlet morphology, prey items, defensive behaviors, a newly discovered locality for the species, and the occurrence of parasitism, caused by Philornis sp. of the owlets.

Enzo M.R. Reyes and Evelyng Astudillo-Sánchez "Notes on the Nest, Owlets, Diet, and Parasites of the Choco Screech-Owl (Megascops guatemalae centralis) in Loma Alta Communal Reserve, Western Ecuador," The Wilson Journal of Ornithology 129(2), 377-381, (1 June 2017). https://doi.org/10.1676/16-019.1
Received: 14 February 2016; Accepted: 1 August 2016; Published: 1 June 2017
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