Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Typical Owls :: Spectacled Owl

Spectacled Owl Pulsatrix perspicillata

Described by: Latham (1790)
Alternate common name(s): Short-browed Owl
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


Old Gamboa Road, Panama - Jan 22, 2004 © Glen Tepke  Old Gamboa Road, Panama - Aug 21, 2003 © Joseph W. Hammond  Guanacaste, Costa Rica - 1995 © R. Hays Cummins  Gareno Lodge, Ecuador - Nov, 2005 © Lou Hegedus  Paraguay River, Mato Grosso, Brazil - Jun, 2006 © Lou Hegedus 
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C. Central America and tropical South America;
(1) S. Mexico (Veracruz, Oaxaca, Chiapas) to w. Panama.
(2) E. Costa Rica to w. Ecuador and nw. Peru.
(3) N. South America in Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Surinam, Guiana, e. Ecuador, e. Peru, n. Bolivia and Brazil (Bahia).
(4) Trinidad.
(5) E. Brazil and Paraguay.
(6) S. Bolivia and nw. Argentina.


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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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