National Falconry School

Falconry, Ferrets, Owls and Other Animal Experiences

Trevor (2011) – male spectacled owl



Trevor – male spectacled owl (Pulsatrix perspicillata)

The spectacled owl is a large tropical owl native to the neotropics. It is a resident breeder in forests from southern Mexico and Trinidad, through Central America, south to southern Brazil, Paraguay and northwestern Argentina. There are six subspecies. One is occasionally treated as a separate species called the short-browed or brown spectacled owl but the consensus is that it is still merely a race until more detailed analysis can be done.