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The phrase "neotropical owls"

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Spectacled neotropical owl - Pulsatrix perspicillata.

Order Owls (Strigiformes)
Family True owls (Strigidae)


Signs: The size of an adult bird is 43–46 cm. Like many other owls, the color of the plumage of this species has 2 color phases: one is darker, the other is lighter. In addition, owls from Central America generally appear darker than South American owls of the same species. Females are usually slightly larger than males, a ratio typical of most owls.


The voice of the spectacled neotropical owl sounds like a dull "boo-hoo-hoo". Sometimes birds emit whistling sounds or a series of 6-8 abrupt calls, partly reminiscent of the sound of a woodpecker. Quite often 2 birds scream at the same time, forming a real duet.


Spectacled owls usually spend their day hiding among dense foliage. Occasionally it flies out to hunt in daylight, more often it happens on rainy or cloudy days. The prey consists of a variety of rodents, bats, birds, lizards, land crabs and large insects.


Distribution: Distribution - from southern Mexico to northwestern Argentina and southern Brazil. Habitats - forests on the plains, savannas, plantations.

Breeding: Chicks are hatched in hollows. Chicks leave the nest, not being able to fly, and for a long time are under the care of their parents.


Unlike their parents, young birds are almost white with brown wings and a brown mask ("glasses") on the front.

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Spectacled owl

  • Superclass Tetrapoda Class Birds Aves
  • Order Owls - Strigiformes
  • Family Owls or True owls - Strigidae
  • Subfamily True Owls or Proper Owls - Striginae or Buboninae
  • Genus Spectacled Owls - Pulsatrix

Spectacled owl - Pulsatrix perspicillata - a dark brown owl with a white or yellowish-buffy belly, a white spot on the neck and a dark stripe along the top of the chest. White "glasses" around the yellow eyes gave the name to the genus. "Ears" are missing. The facial disc is dark brown. Young birds repeat the coloring of adults exactly the opposite - a white face, the mask on it is dark brown. It will take several years for a young bird to acquire the color of an adult spectacled owl.

Owls are active at night, but can hunt during the day in cloudy weather. The body length of the male is 43-46 cm, the weight of the male is 453-680 g, the weight of the female is 680-906 g, her body length is 41-52 cm, the average weight of the spectacled owl is 590-980 g.

The specific cry of a spectacled owl consists of a series of knocks, accelerating and weakening by the end of the trill: “navel-navel-navel-navel-po”. Each subsequent note is lower in tone and weaker in sound. Females emit a cry similar to the cry of a falcon "ker-viyir".
It hunts small mammals (mouse-like, sometimes - possums or skunks), insects, caterpillars, bats, small birds, crabs and frogs. It attacks prey from an ambush from a roost, from where it watches over its hunting grounds. Having established a possible victim, she falls like a stone on her. It picks up insects directly from the foliage of the crown.

Spectacled owl nests in April-June, nest in the hollow of a tree. The female lays 2-3 (usually 1-2) eggs, which incubate for 35 days. Chicks leave the nest at 6 weeks of age (1 usually survives), but it can stay with its parents for the whole year. In Costa Rica, owls lay their eggs during the dry season or with the onset of the rainy season. Chicks leave the nest and are located nearby on adjacent branches, not yet being able to fly.

Spectacled owls live in tropical and subtropical forests, on plantations, and settle near water. They are not common, but in their permanent habitats they can be considered common birds.

The subspecies are known:
Pulsatrix perspicillata perspicillata - northwest South America to Eastern Peru and Mato Grosso (Brazil), in areas with dense forest,
Pulsatrix perspicillata saturata - Southern Mexico to the north of Costa Rica and Western Panama,
Pulsatrix perspicillata chapmani - from the eastern regions of Costa Rica to the eastern coast of Northwest Ecuador, excluding mountainous regions along the Pacific coast of West Panama,
Pulsatrix perspicillata trinitatis - Trinidad,
Pulsatrix perspicillata bolivana - from Bolivia to northern Argentina.

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