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Spectacled Owl

Pulsatrix perspicillata

In Brazil the spectacled owl is known as the ‘knocking owl’ because their call sounds like the continuous tapping of a woodpecker!

measurements

Measurements

Size: 43 - 52cm
Weight: 590 - 980g

habitat

Habitat

The spectacled owl lives in thick tropical rainforests, wetlands and savannahs, from Mexico to South America.

diet

Diet

These owls are nocturnal (active at night) and hunt a variety of prey, including small mammals, insects and birds.

behaviour

Breeding

Nests are built in hollow trees and 2-3 eggs are laid and incubated for 5 weeks. The chicks are white and will change colour many times before having their adult plumage.

threat

Conservation

Spectacled owls are not believed to be endangered as they have a large population that appears to be stable.

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