Spectacled Owl

Spectacled Owl

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.

Animal facts: 

  • 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.

Population
Stable
Order
Strigiformes
Family
Strigidae
Conservation Status
Least Concern