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Burrowing Owl Athene cunicularia

Described by: Molina (1782)
Alternate common name(s): None known by website authors
Old scientific name(s): Speotyto cunicularia


Marco Island, Collier County, Florida, USA - Jun 6, 2002 © Joseph W. Hammond  Marco Island, Collier County, Florida, USA - Jun 6, 2002 © Joseph W. Hammond  Colorado, USA - Date unknown © Steve Messick  Latham Reservoir, Weld County, Colorado, USA - Apr 12, 2003 © Steve Messick  Venezuela - 1996 © Tim Boucher 
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W. North America, se. United States, West Indies, Central America, n., w. and c. South America s. to Tierra del Fuego;
At least three populations;
(1) Sw. Canada (interior s. British Columbia, s. Alberta, s. Saskatchewan, s. Manitoba) and w. United States to w. Minnesota, nw. Iowa and w. Missouri s. through e. Washington, c. Oregon and California to e. Texas and c. Mexico (Baja) and El Salvador.
(2) Clarion Is.
(3) C. and s. Florida extending n. marginally to s. Georgia and s. to the Bahamas. Possibly this race along coastal n. Cuba and Isle of Pines.
(4) West Indies (Hispaniola and Gonave Is.). N. Lesser Antilles (St. Kitts, Nevis, Antigua, Redonda, Marie Galante).
(5) Aruba Is.
(6) Margarita Is. off n. Venezuela.
(7) Nc. Venezuela.
(8) S. Guyana, s. Surinam and ne. Brazil (Roraima).
(9) E. Colombia.
(10) W. Colombia.
(11) W. Ecuador.
(12) Sw. Ecuador and nw. Peru.
(13) W. Peru.
(14) Sw. Peru.
(15) C. Peru to w. Bolivia and nw. Argentina.
(16) Bolivia.
(17) E. and c. Brazil (Bahia, Chapada Diamantina).
(18) Ne. Argentina (Corrientes).
(19) S. Bolivia, Paraguay, s. Brazil and Uruguay and Chile (Arica to Valdivia) to n. Tierra del Fuego.


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Location unknown - Date unknown Source: Aves de Chile


Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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