Scientific name: Strix virgata
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 Paraquay and north-eastern Argentina.
Habitat: dry forest and jungle up to 7,500 feet above sea level
Diet: large insects and beetles, small mammals, snakes, lizards, salamanders and frogs.
Status: uncertain, but locally fairly common. May be threatened by forest destruction
Here is the name of the Mottled owl we have at the sanctuary: