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Spectacled Owl

Pulsatrix perspicillata


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 ,

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Maria dB
Maria dB 2 years ago

Especially like the third and fifth shots!

DanielePralong 2 years ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated Jonathan!

Thanks for your comments, This morning I found the pair, so I just add a new pic.

Nayeli 2 years ago

Oh nice series!

Brian38 2 years ago

Wonderful spotting and info Jonathan!

Christine Y.
Christine Y. 2 years ago

Beautiful bird and shots! I like the second shot of it standing on one leg :)

Jonathan Sequeira
Spotted by
Jonathan Sequeira

Provincia Heredia, Costa Rica

Spotted on Nov 7, 2017
Submitted on Nov 7, 2017

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