Tawny-bellied Screech-Owl / Megascops watsonii

Tawny-bellied Screech-Owl / Megascops watsonii

Tawny-bellied Screech-Owl

SCI Name:  Megascops watsonii
Protonym:  Ephialtes Watsonii Proc.Acad.Nat.Sci.Philadelphia 4(1848) p.123
Category:  Strigiformes / Strigidae /
Taxonomy Code:  tabsco1
Type Locality:  South America; Napo region of eastern Ecuador proposed by Chapman, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 55, 1926, p. 246; error = Orinoco River, Venezuela, cf. Chapman, Am. Mus. Novit., no. 332, 1928, p. 2.
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Publish Year:  1849
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DEFINITIONS

MEGASCOPS
(Strigidae; Ϯ Eastern Screech Owl M. asio) Gr. μεγας megas, μεγαλη  megalē  great; genus Scops Brünnich, 1772, owl. "5tes Subgenus. Megascops, Kp., Asiones, Schleg.  Schnabel vorgestreckt. Flügel kurz und stumpf. 1ste Schwinge so lang wie die 10te. 1ste bis 5te Schwinge an der Aussen- und Innenfahne deutlich ausgeschnitten. Fusswurzel befiedert. Zehen meist vollständig nackt.   8. Scops asio, Gr. Less." (Kaup 1851). The Eastern Screech Owl and its New World congeners were formerly placed in the genus Scops (= Otus).   
Synon. Athene, Gymnasio, Pseudociccaba.

watsoni / watsonii
● Watson River, Cape York, northern Queensland, Australia (syn. Dacelo novaeguineae minor, syn. Gerygone palpebrosa personata, syn. Philemon corniculatus, syn. Poephila personata leucotis, syn. Xanthotis flaviventer filiger).
● Dr Gavin Watson (1796-1858) US physician, zoologist (Megascops).

SUBSPECIES

Tawny-bellied Screech-Owl (Tawny-bellied)
SCI Name: Megascops watsonii watsonii
watsoni / watsonii
● Watson River, Cape York, northern Queensland, Australia (syn. Dacelo novaeguineae minor, syn. Gerygone palpebrosa personata, syn. Philemon corniculatus, syn. Poephila personata leucotis, syn. Xanthotis flaviventer filiger).
● Dr Gavin Watson (1796-1858) US physician, zoologist (Megascops).

Tawny-bellied Screech-Owl (Austral)
SCI Name: Megascops watsonii usta
usta
L. usta burnt cinnabar, kind of red colour < urere to burn.