Spectacled Owl
Pulsatrix perspicillata

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Range and habitat:
The Spectacled owl lives in dense tropical forests, forest edges and savannas from southern Mexico to South America.

Natural diet:
This species feeds on small mammals, insects, smaller birds and frogs.

Size / weight range:
Spectacled owls reach 13 to 15 inches long. Adults are dark brown with a whitish belly, a white neck and white on the face.

Interesting facts:
This owl gets its name from the pattern of feathers around the eyes, which makes it look like they are wearing glasses. Females are much larger than males. Chicks have reverse markings than adults—white head with a black mask.

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