Asio flammeus bogotensis Chapman, 1915

Castro-Vargas, Fernando, Cruz-Mendivelso, Yerson, Ortega-Chamorro, Darwin & Palacino-Rodríguez, Fredy, 2020, Birds from northeastern Bogotá Savannah, Cundinamarca, Colombia, Check List 16 (5), pp. 1375-1391 : 1386

publication ID

https://doi.org/ 10.15560/16.5.1375

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/A65E6110-FFEF-FFEE-FF3C-F969C309FE17

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Marcus

scientific name

Asio flammeus bogotensis Chapman, 1915
status

 

Asio flammeus bogotensis Chapman, 1915  

Figure 7E–H

New records. One individual perching on an artificial hanger of 2 m in the ESNR on 12 October 2017.We recorded this species systematically on 17 October 2017, 15 November 2017, 14 June 2018, 15 September 2018, 15 January 2019, 17 April 2019.

Identification. Owl with short ears, feathered legs and dark facial disc until black around the eyes. Whiskers, nostrils and brows are blackish dorsally. Tawny lists, beak, and black claws. During flight, it shows

a black patch on the wrists and above it an extensive light coloured patch at the base of the front.

Remarks. On 16 July 2018. we recorded a nest with two chicks of 300 g and an egg with embryonic death (40.1 mm × 33.9 mm). The species was very common in open areas of the Bogotá Savannah, currently very rare ( ABO 2000; Stiles et al. 2017).

Distribution. Colombia. Cosmopolitan distribution.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Aves

Order

Strigiformes

Family

Strigidae

Genus

Asio