Latin name: Pulsatrix perspicillata
What they look like: They are notable for their “spectacles”, which are made up of white features around the eyes and throat. Their general plumage is dark brown, with a creamy colour around their breast.
- Hunting at night, they watch from a branch with their keen eyesight, then drop silently on to their prey with a swift pounce.
- The ring of light feathers around their eyes gives them their name.
What they eat: Small mammals, birds, frogs, reptiles, insects and crabs.
Habitat: Tropical rainforest and open woodland.
Where they live: Central and South America.
Threats: Extensive deforestation.