The owl is recognized by its brownish-white facial disk rimmed with black.
Size & Weight
BODY-LENGTH: 30–38 centimeters (12–15 in)
WINGSPAN: 320 to 546 g (11.3 to 19.3 oz)
Riparian woodlands, grassy open areas, marshes, tropical rainforests, savannahs; altitude 1,600 meters (5,200 ft)
Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela