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Spectacled Owl (Pulsatrix perspicillata)

Spectacled Owl (Pulsatrix perspicillata)

Spectacled Owl (Pulsatrix perspicillata)

Class: Aves
Family: Strigidae
Common Name: Spectacled Owl
Genus: Pulsatrix
Species Name: perspicillata

About The Spectacled Owl

Spectacled owls are characterized by white "spectacles" around their bright yellow eyes. They have dark brown plumage on their upper parts and off-white or light yellow plumage on their breast. They have a thin white stripe around the throat with a thick dark brown stripe below. Coloration is reversed in juveniles; they are mostly white with a brown/black facial disk.

Spectacled owls are 43 to 46 cm long, males weigh 453 to 680 g and females weigh 680 to 906 g. Their wingpans are from 0.762 to 0.914 m.

Range mass: 453 to 906 g.

Range length: 43 to 46 cm.

Range wingspan: 0.762 to 0.914 m.

Sexual Dimorphism: female larger

Other Physical Features: endothermic ; bilateral symmetry

Rights Holder: The Regents of the University of Michigan and its licensors
Bibliographic Citation: Patino, C. 2002. "Pulsatrix perspicillata" (On-line), Animal Diversity Web. Accessed April 27, 2013 at Citation Link

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