Chaco owl

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Chaco Owl
Scientific classification
Kingdom Information
Domain Eukaryota
Kingdom Animalia
Subkingdom Bilateria
Branch Deuterostomia
Phylum Information
Phylum Chordata
Sub-phylum Vertebrata
Infraphylum Gnathostomata
Class Information
Superclass Tetrapoda
Class Aves
Sub-class Neornithes
Infra-class Neoaves
Order Information
Order Strigiformes
Family Information
Family Strigidae
Sub-family Striginae
Genus Information
Genus Strix
Species Information
Species S. chacoensis
Population statistics
Conservation status Least concern[1]

The Chaco owl (Strix chacoensis) is a South American owl of the family Strigidae.

Description

Chaco owls are medium-sized, mottled brown above, with heavy dark barring on the chest and belly. The face has a well-defined disk, greyish bordered by dark brown; the eyes are dark in color, and it bears a yellow beak.

Range and habitat

The Chaco owl inhabits the region in South America known as the Gran Chaco, a generally dry area containing savannas, sparce thorny woodlands to dense forests. Chaco owls inhabit much of this region, and are found from southern Bolivia and Paraguay south to central Argentina.

References

  1. http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/22733306/0