Buff-fronted Owl
Buff-fronted Owl ©worldbirds.eu

Order Strigiformes

Family Spheniscidae

Genus Aegolius

Class Aves

Scientific Name

Aegolius harrisii

Thumbnail Description

The owl lays its eggs in the tree hole.

The bird is named after an American ornithologist Edward Harris.

Size & Weight

BODY-LENGTH: 23 cm

WEIGHT: 130 grams

Habitat

Mountain forests

Range

Venezuela, northern Argentina, northwest Paraguay, Peru

Diet

Rodents, small mammals, insects, birds

Behavior

Nocturnal

Conservation Status

Least Concern