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Black-capped Screech-owl Megascops atricapilla

IUCN Red List history

Year Category
2012 Least Concern
2009 Least Concern
2008 Least Concern
2004 Least Concern
2000 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1994 Not Recognised
1988 Not Recognised

Species attributes

Migratory status not a migrant Forest dependency Medium
Land mass type   Average mass -

Distribution

  Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 778,000 medium
Number of locations -
Fragmentation -

Population & trend

  Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals Unknown not applicable Not Applicable 0
Population trend Stable -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Largest subpopulation - - -
Generation length (yrs) 7 - - -
Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but this species is described as 'fairly common but patchily distributed' (Stotz et al. 1996).
Trend justification: The population is suspected to be stable in the absence of evidence for any declines or substantial threats.

Country/Territory distribution

Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Breeding Non-breeding Passage
Brazil Native Extant Yes    
Paraguay Native Extant Yes    

Important Bird Areas where this species has triggered the IBA criteria

Country/Territory IBA Name IBA link
Brazil Estação Ecológica de Juréia-Itatins site factsheet
Brazil Maciço Florestal de Paranapiacaba site factsheet
Brazil Murici site factsheet
Brazil Parque Estadual da Serra do Mar (entre Caraguatatuba e Picinguaba) site factsheet
Brazil Parque Nacional de Itatiaia site factsheet
Brazil Parque Nacional do Iguaçu site factsheet
Brazil Santa Teresa site factsheet
Brazil Serra do Tinguá site factsheet
Brazil Serra dos Órgãos site factsheet
Brazil Serras das Lontras e do Javi site factsheet
Brazil Sooretama / Linhares site factsheet
Paraguay Arroyo Blanco site factsheet
Paraguay Bosque Mbaracayú site factsheet
Paraguay Cerro Guazú site factsheet
Paraguay Estancia Itabó site factsheet
Paraguay Estancia Muxfeldt site factsheet
Paraguay Ka'aguy Rory site factsheet
Paraguay Limoy site factsheet
Paraguay Parque Nacional Caazapá site factsheet
Paraguay Parque Nacional San Rafael site factsheet
Paraguay Refugio Carapá site factsheet
Paraguay Reserva Itabó - Itaipú site factsheet
Paraguay Tapyta site factsheet
Paraguay Ybyturuzú site factsheet

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Terrestrial Subtropical/Tropical Heavily Degraded Former Forest suitable resident
Artificial/Terrestrial Urban Areas marginal resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Dry suitable resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland major resident
Forest Temperate suitable resident
Altitude 0 - 1150 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Utilisation

Purpose Primary form used Life stage used Source Scale Level Timing
Pets Whole Adults and juveniles Wild International Trivial Recent

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Megascops atricapilla. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 12/07/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 12/07/2014.

This information is based upon, and updates, the information published in BirdLife International (2000) Threatened birds of the world. Barcelona and Cambridge, UK: Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International, BirdLife International (2004) Threatened birds of the world 2004 CD-ROM and BirdLife International (2008) Threatened birds of the world 2008 CD-ROM. These sources provide the information for species accounts for the birds on the IUCN Red List.

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Key facts
Current IUCN Red List category Least Concern
Family Strigidae (Owls)
Species name author (Temminck, 1822)
Population size Unknown mature individuals
Population trend Stable
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 778,000 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species