Scientific Name: Pulsatrix perspicillata
Habitat: densely forested areas
Diet: insects, birds, bats, frogs, crabs, rodents, and other small mammals
Life span: 25-30 years
Young: 2-3 eggs/clutch
Size: 450-900 g (1.0-2.0 lbs)
Spectacled owls get their name from the circular white markings around their eyes that resemble glasses or spectacles.
Females build nests inside tree cavities and often only 1 chick per clutch will survive. Males and females will take turns incubating the eggs while the other hunts. Young spectacled owls have the opposite markings of their parents, a white body with a black mask around their eyes.
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