Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Spectacled Owl

This young Spectacled Owl is aptly named, but only appears this way for a short time when young. As the owl gets older, the colors reverse themselves. Found in wooded areas of Mexico, Central and South America, Spectacled Owls are very private, so not much is known about their behavior and habits. We do know that the young owlets leave the tree hollow or nest before they are able to fly. They live on the surrounding branches being fed by the parents.

Photo: Steve Wilson

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