Striped Owl
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Order Strigiformes

Family Spheniscidae

Genus Pseudoscops

Class Aves

Scientific Name

Pseudoscops clamator

Thumbnail Description

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)

Habitat

Riparian woodlands, grassy open areas, marshes, tropical rainforests, savannahs; altitude 1,600 meters (5,200 ft)

Range

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

Behavior

Nocturnal

Conservation Status

Least Concern

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