Order Strigiformes
Family Strigidae
Class Aves
Scientific Name Bubo virginianus nacurutu

South American Great Horned Owl Description

South American Great Horned Owl
South American Great Horned Owl ©www.chestnutcentre.co.ukican

It is the only subspecies that has yellow iris (circular structure in the eye).

Size & Weight

  • WEIGHT: (Male) 1,011 and 1,132 g (2.229 and 2.496 lb) (Female) 1,050 g (2.31 lb)
  • TAIL LENGTH: 184 to 217 mm (7.2 to 8.5 in)
  • WING CHORD: (Males) 330–354 mm (13.0–13.9 in) (Females) 340–376 mm (13.4–14.8 in)
  • BILL LENGTH: 43 to 52 mm (1.7 to 2.0 in)

Subspecies

  • Scotinus
  • Elutus
  • Deserti

Range

Eastern Colombia, Uruguay, Brazil, western Paraguay, Amazon Basin, northern Argentina, Guyana, Bolivia

Habitat

Lowland habitats