Black-and-white Owl (Strix nigrolineata) - HBW 5, p. 205
French: Chouette à lignes noires
Spanish: Cárabo Blanquinegro
Taxonomy: Ciccaba nigrolineata P. L. Sclater, 1859, Oaxaca, Mexico.
This species, along with S. virgata, S. huhula, S. albitarsus and sometimes Afrotropical S. woodfordii, often placed in separate genus Ciccaba on basis of differences in external ear structure compared with Strix, but DNA studies show that generic separation not warranted. Forms superspecies with S. huhula. Sometimes considered conspecific with latter, but bigger, with significant differences in plumage and voice. Monotypic.
Distribution: C Mexico to NW Venezuela, W Colombia and W Ecuador and extreme NW Peru.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
Various views of a pair of adults at their day roost in the town square park Locality Orotina, Alajuela Province, Costa Rica (Monotypic species)
Greg Baker 13 April 2001 1 year ago 58 sec 4
A pair with a juvenile at their day time roost in the town square park Locality Orotina, Alajuela Province, Costa Rica (Monotypic species)
Greg Baker 13 April 2001 1 year ago 33 sec 3.7
A bird perched at night and looking around Locality Casa Maria, Palmichal, Carabobo State, Venezuela (Monotypic species)
DAVID ASCANIO 31 December 2003 4 years ago 46 sec 3.2
bird in trees at entrance to hotel Locality Septimo Paraiso, Mindo Valley, Pichincha Province, Ecuador
Keith and Lynn Youngs 10 November 2006 10 min ago ADDED TODAY! 18 sec 0
Adult perched at day-roost.
Locality Buenaventura Reserve, El Oro Province, Ecuador (Monotypic species)
Dusan Brinkhuizen 13 August 2011 1 year ago 4
bird perching in the garden of Casa Maria Lodge around 9 pm
Locality Casa Maria, Palmichal, Carabobo State, Venezuela
Thore Noernberg 29 November 2011 38 weeks ago 3.7
(Ciccaba nigrolineata) Sierra Llorona Lodge
Locality Colón Province, Panama
Octavio Rios 1 April 2008 2 years ago 3.5
On the day roost.
Locality Los Tarrales Private Reserve, Suchitepéquez Department, Guatemala (Monotypic species)
Knut Eisermann 20 May 2008 3 years ago 3.5
A sleepy bird rusting on a branch at day time (higher resolution available)
Locality Sierra de Perijá, Zulia State, Venezuela (Monotypic species)
Gustavo A. Rodríguez 22 January 2012 1 year ago 3.2
song Locality Jocotoco Foundation’s Canandé Station, Esmeraldas Province, Ecuador
Dusan Brinkhuizen 2 August 2009 3 years ago 3
Two brief calls. Locality Minca, Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Magdalena Department, Colombia
herve jacob 26 January 2013 9 weeks ago 0