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Spectacled Owl

Pulsatrix perspicillata

Range

  • Northern South America

Habitat

  • Tropical American rainforests

Diet

  • Bats
  • Insects
  • Frogs

These tropical owls nest in tree cavities and use their namesake discs of facial feathers to direct sound to their ears.

One ear is slightly higher than the other, providing the owl with precise information on prey such as bats, insects, frogs, and other small creatures.

Did you know owls’ eyes do not move?

The eyes are fixed in their sockets and to look around, the owl must move it’s head.

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