Rufous-banded Owl (Strix albitarsis) - HBW 5, p. 205
French: Chouette fasciée
Spanish: Cárabo Patiblanco
Taxonomy: Syrnium albitarse Bonaparte, 1850, Bogotá.
This species, along with S. virgata, S. nigrolineata, S. huhula 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. Affinities uncertain; seems not to be closely related to other Neotropical Strix. Bolivian population sometimes separated as tertia. Species name often incorrectly spelt albitarsus. Monotypic.
Distribution: Andes from N Venezuela S to W & C Bolivia.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
spotlit - perched in canopy in low rolling cloud - has a scratch Locality Tapichalaca Reserve, Zamora-Chinchipe Province, Ecuador (Monotypic species)
Martin Kennewell 9 April 2011 2 years ago 26 sec 3.6
A bird sitting on a branch
Locality Cabañas San Isidro, Napo Province, Ecuador
Tadeusz Stawarczyk 18 October 2009 3 years ago 4.2
Fledgling perched ca. 1 meter off ground in Chusquea bamboo for several days
Locality Yanayacu Biological Station, Napo Province, Ecuador
rudy gelis 20 February 2010 42 weeks ago 3.8
One ind perched in an electricity post near cabins
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Diego Calderon - COLOMBIA... 12 November 2007 2 years ago 2.8
Recorded at La Mucuy at Sierra Nevada national park, www.birds-venezuela.de Locality Mérida State, Venezuela
Joe Klaiber 1 January 2005 41 weeks ago 5
single song at night Locality Yanayacu Biological Station, Napo Province, Ecuador
Dusan Brinkhuizen 15 November 2006 3 years ago 3