Galapagos Species Database

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Asio flammeus galapagoensis (Gould, 1837)

Lechuza de campo, Short eared Owl

Asio flammeus galapagoensis Pontoppidan, 1763, Genovesa Island, Galapagos. Photo: Paul McFarling, CDF, 2008.
Asio flammeus galapagoensis Pontoppidan, 1763, Genovesa Island, Galapagos. Photo: Paul McFarling, CDF, 2008.

Taxonomy

Domain
Eukaryota

Kingdom
Animalia

Phylum
Chordata

Class
Aves

Order
Strigiformes

Family
Strigidae

Genus
Asio

Species
flammeus

Subspecies
galapagoensis

Taxon category: Species with Infraspecific Taxa

Syn.: Asio flammeus Pontoppidan, 1763; Asio galapagensis

Taxon origin: Endemic

Status

Endangered

Ecology

Feeding type: Avivorous

Trophic role: Carnivorous

Reproduction mode: Exclusively sexual

Distribution

Distribution: From all the main islands except Wolf.

References

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  • IUCN (2015) The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015-4. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 20 November 2015.
  • Freile, J.F. Santander, T., Jiménez-Uzcátegui, G., Carrasco, L., Cisneros-Heredia, D., Guevara, E., Sánchez-Nivicela, M., Tinoco, B. (2019) Lista Roja de las aves del Ecuador Quito, Ecuador. 97 pp.
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"Galapagos Species Database, Asio flammeus galapagoensis", dataZone. Charles Darwin Foundation, https://datazone.darwinfoundation.org/en/checklist/?species=5036. Accessed 18 June 2024.