Order Strigiformes
Family Strigidae
Class Aves
Scientific Name Bubo virginianus nigrescens
north andean great horned owl
North Andean Great Horned Owl ©www.biolib.cz

North Andean Great Horned Owl Description

  • It is the darkest of the great horned owls.
  • The bird has the largest wing of any owl in South America.

Size & Weight

  • TAIL LENGTH: 185 to 217 mm (7.3 to 8.5 in)
  • WING CHORD: (Males) 345–365 mm (13.6–14.4 in) (Females) 350–382 mm (13.8–15.0 in)
  • TARSUS: 80 mm (3.1 in)
  • BILL LENGTH: 40 to 50 mm (1.6 to 2.0 in)

Range

Northwestern Peru, Colombia

Habitat

Arid temperate, Andes