Koepcke's Screech-Owl Megascops koepckeae
Version: 1.0 — Published February 5, 2016
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There is very little information on the breeding biology of Koepcke's Screech-Owl. At least in south central Peru, breeding occurs in February-March, the local wet season (Fjeldså et al. 2012). Presumably this species typically nests in cavities in trees. The only reported nest, however, was in a cavity 3 m above the ground in a 4 m tall roadcut (Fjeldså et al. 2012). The opening of the hole was oval shaped, ca 30 cm high and 70 cm wide, and 1 m deep, tapering to a chamber that was ca 20 cm high and 40 cm wide (Fjeldså et al. 2012). The nest contained one adult and two downy nestlings (Fjeldså et al. 2012).