Band-bellied Owl (Pulsatrix melanota) - HBW 5, p. 207
French: Chouette à collier
Spanish: Lechuzón Acollarado Grande
Other common names: Rusty-barred Owl(!)
Taxonomy: Noctua melanota Tschudi, 1844, Peru.
Possibly forms superspecies with P. koeniswaldiana. Sometimes considered to include latter as race, but morphology and vocalizations differ. Validity of race philoscia uncertain. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- melanota (Tschudi, 1844) - possibly SE Colombia; E Ecuador, and N Peru to SE Peru.
- philoscia Todd, 1947 - WC Bolivia.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
An adult perched in a tree and another calling in the background Locality Manu National Park, Manu Biosphere Reserve, Madre de Dios Department, Peru (ssp melanota)
Virgilio Yábar Calderón 12 March 2003 9 years ago 11 sec 3.1
A bird perched in a tree, at night Locality Guagua Sumaco, Napo Province, Ecuador (ssp melanota)
Richard Garrigues 6 November 2005 7 years ago 4 sec 3.1
Locality Refugio Los Volcanes, Amboró National Park, Santa Cruz Department, Bolivia
Dubi Shapiro 5 November 2012 33 weeks ago 4.6
A front view of a bird in a tree.
Locality Sumaco, Napo Province, Ecuador (ssp melanota)
Nick Athanas 28 August 2005 5 years ago 4.5
An individual perched in a tree (at night).
Locality Serranía Bellavista, Santa Cruz Department, Bolivia (ssp philoscia)
Joe Tobias 26 March 2005 1 year ago 3.8