The Spectacled owl is a larger sized nocturnal owl with a round head that has no ear tuftts. Adults have a dark brownish-black face with white markings between their eyes and cheeks with long eyebrows which look like spectacles and is what gives this species its name. They also have a white throat patch with the dark brown collar. Whiletheir breast is a pale tan and the rest of the body and wings are also dark brown.
Juveniles have a different plumage than adults, almost a opposite of colors. They have an almost all white body with a contrasting black facial disk.
There are currently six different subspecies of this species recognised.
Common Name: Spectacled Owl
Scientific Name: Pulsatrix perspicillata
Conservation Status: Least Concern
Measurments: Length- 43 cm to 52 cm. Wingspan- 305 cm to 360 cm. Weight- 453 g to 906 g.
Distrobution: Northeastern South America and parts of Central America and Mexico.
Habitat: Tropical forests, rainforest, savannah woodlands.
Diet: Small mammals up to the size of an oppossum or rabbit, small birds, some larger insects.