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Spotted Owl

Strix occidentalis

Description:

Southeastern Arizona. Mexican subspecies. Unmistakable....no other owl in this region looks like this, though it is similar to Barred Owl. One of the most special birds I have ever gotten the chance to see. A truly memorable sighting...

Habitat:

Mountainous

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4 Comments

JoshuaGSmith
JoshuaGSmith 6 years ago

A shame; I once went to a scout ranch a long time ago that had a resident breeding pair of these. Didn't see them though!

AustinH.
AustinH. 6 years ago

I knew that the Mexican Subspecies was endangered, but didn't know overall if the species was. That makes sense....the Pacific population is really being hurt by Barred Owls.....

KarenSaxton
KarenSaxton 6 years ago

I've heard them, but never seen them. Recently, however, I"ve heard the barred instead... Iguess our spotties are gone

JoshuaGSmith
JoshuaGSmith 6 years ago

What a beauty! This is actually endangered; you probably already know!

AustinH.
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AustinH.

Arizona, USA

Spotted on Aug 4, 2014
Submitted on Feb 24, 2015

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