Fulvous Owl (Strix fulvescens) is endemic to the highlands of southern Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras. In Guatemala it lives mainly in cloud forests above 1,800 m, but occurs also in high-elevation pine-oak and conifer forests. Fulvous Owl is closely related to the Barred Owl (Strix varia) of North America and central Mexico (including subspecies sartorii, by some considered a species). Its far-carrying calls make Fulvous Owl one of the most obvious owl species of the Guatemalan highlands.
Fulvous Owl is common in Guatemalan humid high elevation forests, where it replaces Mexican Wood Owl (Strix squamulata), which is common in lowland and foothill forests. Most of the CAYAYA BIRDING tours include sites with good chances of seeing Fulvous Owl.
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Photographs of Fulvous Owl seen during CAYAYA BIRDING tours in Guatemala
Videos of Fulvous Owl seen during CAYAYA BIRDING tours in Guatemala
Calling Fulvous Owl Strix fulvescens in a cloud forest in the highlands of Guatemala.