Nombre en español: Búho Ocelado
Nombre en ingles: Rufous-banded Owl
Nombre científico: Strix albitarsis
El cárabo patiblanco ( Strix albitarsis ) es una especie de ave rapaz nocturna de la familia Strigidae nativa de América del Sur.
Distribución y hábitat
Su hábitat natural son los bosques húmedos y matorrales en Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Perú y Venezuela. Está clasificado como Preocupación menor por la IUCN.1
El cárabo patiblanco tiene tres subespecies reconocidas:4
- Strix albitarsis albitarsis (Bonaparte, 1850)
- Strix albitarsis opaca (JL Peters, 1943)
- Strix albitarsis tertia (Todd, 1947)
The rufous-banded owl (Strix albitarsis) is a species of owl in the family Strigidae. It is found in Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela.
Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.
Endemic to the Andes, the Rufous-banded Owl is the only high elevation member of its genus. It occurs from Venezuela to Bolivia in humid montane forest from 1700m to tree-line. It is most often detected by its deliberate series of short hoots but is rarely seen and there is thus little information on its natural history. It is primarily nocturnal, with some crepuscular activity and forages in the canopy, presumably for insects and small mammals. At low elevations, the Rufous-banded Owl will overlap with its congeners, the Black-and-White and Black-banded Owl, both of which of are easily separated by plumage, being black and white. By vocalizations the species are best distinguished by their calls’ rhythm and emphasis on the final note.