Birds of Peru

    STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae (Owls)  
Genus: Pulsatrix (2 species, 3 worldwide)

Band-bellied Owl
Band-bellied Owl (Pulsatrix melanota melanota)
Photograph by Dominic Sherony     Copyright and usage info

Smaller than its closest relative, the [Spectacled Owl]. Vocal at night and seems common in its range.

Spectacled Owl
Spectacled Owl (Pulsatrix perspicillata)
Zoo Ave, Costa Rica  
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Large and widespread, and although a lowland species, seen occasionally up to 2000m.

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