The Spectacled Owl gets its name from its “dark face with contrasting ‘spectacles’ made up of white eyebrows and other white streaking between the eyes and on the cheeks,” (Owl Pages). They are commonly found in the thick, tropical rain forests of Costa Rica, which abounds with natural wonders. And visit our partners at Owl
Owls can be a colorful bunch from Striped to Mottled to Gray, Black and White and Crested. If the birds are dimorphic, the gorgeous colors are often richer in the females than the males. You can practically crawl right into their nests and see highlights from owl live cams in 2013 here!
The Great Horned Owl is “your classic owl. Perhaps it should be called the movie star owl, for if you’ve ever heard an owl hoot in the movies, it was most likely the Great Horned. In fact, if you’ve ever heard an owl hoot in your neighborhood, it was probably a Great Horned Owl, too.
Unlike its cousins, the Northern Hawk Owl is no night owl. These guys are diurnal, active during the day, and hence their nickname “Day Owl.” And if you happen to see one during mating season, you might be graced with his kitten-like purring, “Typical male call is a rapid, melodious, purring trill of up to
In the world of tiny flyers, the Pygmy (above) and Elf Owls take top place. The Northern Pygmy Owl can be found along the West Coast of North America, but is hard to spot at only 7-7.5 inches tall. Though his size doesn’t stop him from much. “This small owl sometimes hunts by day, attacking