Typical Owls (Strigidae)

Colombian Screech-owl (Otus colombianus) - HBW 5, p. 179

French: Petit-duc de Colombie German: Kolumbieneule Spanish: Autillo Colombiano

Taxonomy: Otus colombianus Traylor, 1952, El Tambo, 5000 feet [c. 1700 m], Cauca, Colombia.
Often treated as race of O. ingens. Sometimes O. petersoni treated as race of present species. Monotypic.

Distribution: W slope of Andes from WC Colombia to NW Ecuador.