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This is a large bird of prey from the neotropics, it measures about 50 cm and weighs 1250 g, without sexual dimorphism, the female is slightly larger. It has a rounded head, with an unmistakable cephalic pattern “white facial markings” (Spectacles) which gives it its name. Yellow eyes; crown, head, dorsal parts and chest band brown-blackish , pale beak. This particular specimen is very healthy and seems to live in the margin of a river where it my hunt Squirrel,rats, birds,lizards,opossums and other vertebrates.
In Costa Rica it is supposed that many of the gets hit by cars, so wildlife centers have special programs to rehabilitate them. unfortunately many of them can not go back to the wild ,