All ears!

Lots of visitors ask us about owl ears & where they are sited because they’re not visible externally…………. Well whilst health checking our Tengmalm’s owl yesterday we managed to capture this super photo which clearly shows the tubular eye shape … Continue reading

Ashy-faced Owl

Scientific name: Tyto glaucops Height: 330mm to 430mm Geographical distribution: endemic to the Dominican Republic and Tortuga, in the Caribbean Habitat: open country with scattered trees and bushes, often near human settlements, also in open forests Diet: small mammals and … Continue reading

Boobook Owl

Common name: Boobook or Morepork Owl Scientific name: Ninox novaeseelandiae Height: 250mm to 350mm Geographical distribution: New Zealand and surrounding islands Habitat: forest and farmland, also urban areas and plantations Diet: mainly insectivorous, also small birds and mammals Status: widespread, … Continue reading

Spectacled Owl

Scientific name: Pulsatix perspicillata Height: 460mm Geographical distribution: From southern Mexico through central America, Venezuela, the Guianas, Colombia, Ecuador, eastern Peru, Amazonian Brazil south to Bolivia and northern Argentina. Also formerly on the Caribbean island of Trinidad, where it is … Continue reading

Mottled Owl

Scientific name: Strix virgata Height: 350-400mm Geographical distribution: From northernmost Colombia east of the Andes, eastern Ecuador, Venezuela and Trinidad, the Guianas, Amazonian Peru and Amazonian Brazil to northern Brazil, south to Bolivia and northernmost north-west Argentina, south-eastern Brazil, eastern … Continue reading

Rufous-Legged Owl

Scientific name: Strix rufipes Height: 330mm to 380mm Geographical distribution: southern America Habitat: dense and moist forest on mountain slopes or in the lowlands. Semi-open forest and woodlands Diet: small rodents, birds, reptiles, insects and other anthropods Status: uncertain – … Continue reading

Magellanic Horned Owl

Scientific name: Bubo magellanicus Height: 450mm Geographical distribution: south-western America Habitat: rocky landscapes with pasture above the timber line. Semi-open Patagonian and Fuegian forest, rich in lichens and mosses. Rocky semi-desert from sea level to the mountain regions, often near … Continue reading