Spectacled owl

Pulsatrix perspicillata

The spectacled owl roosts by day in a branch or tree hole. At night, it pinpoints prey with its excellent hearing in the dark forest. Its fringed feathers make little to no sound during flight so the owl can swoop in on prey without detection and carry it off in its sharp talons.

Fact File

lengthLength: Up to 1.5 ft
weightWeight: 1.5 to 2 lbs
life expectancyLife Expectancy: Up to 25 yrs
habitatHabitat: Forest
dietDiet: Small mammals, birds, reptiles and insects