Stygian Owl Asio stygius. Order: Strigiformes; Family: Strigidae; Polytypic: 6 subspecies; Authors: Marîa del Coro Arizmendi, Claudia I. Rodríguez-Flores, Carlos. Stygian Owl ~ Asio stygius. Introduction. The Stygian Owl is a medium-sized to large owl with prominent, erectile ear-tufts. The adjective Stygian. Population: Partners in Flight estimate the total population to number 50, , individuals (A. Panjabi in litt. ). Trend Justification: The population is.

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The adjective Stygian means ‘gloomy and dark’ and refers to the river Styx, which, in Greek mythology, the souls of the stygiua cross to reach the underworld.

It roosts during daytime in dense vegetation, but seems to be active mostly in more open vegetation. Bird was perched ca.

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Planet of Stygijs Source to all birds on the Planet. You must be logged in to view your sighting details. Your sightings No stytius Add to a lifelist: Birds are taken at their night time xtygius, detected by their own involuntarily sounds when touching the foliage.

The genus Asio contains the eared owls, which are characterised by feather tufts on the head which have the appearance of ears.


Populations of NW South America usually placed in subspecies robustussometimes included in nominate; races lambinoctipetens and barberoi rather poorly differentiated, possibly not valid. Archived from the original on Legs and fingers naked, with gray bristles.

The stygian owl lays two eggs in stick nests created by other birds, but occasionally, they will nest on the ground, like their relative, the short-eared owl. As an example, its vernacular name in Brazil is “coruja-diabo”, or “devil’s owl”! A Photographic Guide Second Edition “. Paramo grassland with scattered bushes. Both sexes vocalize ” wak-wak-wak ” when excited. Same bird as XC Stygian Owl Asio stygius Wagler, Typical calls of two other birds heard near by. Lechuza Orejita Spanish Spain: Rarest birds of the World: Sthgius make the most of all of HBW’s features, discover our subscriptions now!

Asio owls are mainly nocturnal, but Short-eared Owls are also crepuscular.

Tropical Asio owls are largely sedentary. Possibly a juvenile bird with ear tufts not fully erect. Typical call – Silves, Amazonas, Brazil.

Asio stygius (Stygian Owl) – Avibase

Most sounds derived from xeno-canto. MyAvibase allows you to create and manage your own lifelists, and produce useful reports to help you plan your next birding excursion. It usually prefers relatively woodlands, such as pine-oak and deciduous forests, and even can be found in urban parks.

Listen to the sound of Stygian Owl [audio: White-shouldered Ibis Atlapetes blancae, 8 years later, still not found. This owl was observed using abandoned nests of other birds in trees.


Alcoa Road broadleaf forest, Pedernales. Movements Little known, probably largely resident. Only subscribers are able to see the bibliography.

Christmas Island Frigatebird Rarest birds of the World: Related taxa Other synonyms Catalan: Many features of this site will not work without javascript. Long-billed Tailorbird Artisornis moreaui Rarest birds of the World: It seems to be able to nest both in trees and on the ground. Bird checklists – taxonomy – distribution – maps – links. Usually absent from lowlands.

Recording slightly filtered to diminish traffic sounds. Total recording duration Its geographic range extends to all continents except Antarctica and Australia. Bird singing in a tree 5 m above soil, near to some buildings. Buho estigio Spanish Mexico: In Cuba stjgius was reported nesting in a tree hole and another on the floor, both builted using palm leaves. Its diet consists of small stgyius like bats and mice, but also birds, reptiles, crustaceans and insects.

Stygian Owl Asio stygius. Archived copy as title Articles with ‘species’ microformats.