Members of the genus Strix are the wood owls. They are medium to large owls, having a large, rounded head and no ear-tufts. The comparatively large eyes range from yellow through to dark brown. Colouring is generally designed fro camouflage in woodland, and a number of the member of this genus have colour phases. There are 20 species scattered practically throughout the globe with the exception of Australasia, the South Pacific and Madagascar, where the genus Ninox takes its place. There being no clear generic differences between Strix and Ciccaba genera, and DNA evidence suggesting very close relationships, many authorities now merge the latter into the former.
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Video Black-banded Owl
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Ranges from East of Andes from East Colombia, South Venezuela, Guyana and French Guiana south through east Ecuador, east Peru, central Bolivia and Amazonian, south-east Brazil to Paraguay and north-west,north-east Argentina. Very rare in Suriname.