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.


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, sparse thorny woodlands to dense forests. Chaco owls inhabit much of this region, and are found from southern Bolivia and Paraguay south to central Argentina.