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(Redirected from Pulsatrix koeniswaldiana)
Photo © by Paludo Xyko Paludo
São José dos Pinhais, PR, Brazil, February 2019

Alternative name: White-chinned Owl

Pulsatrix koeniswaldiana


44 cm (17¼ in)

  • Brown facial disc
  • Tawny eyebrows
  • White round the bill and on the chin
  • Dark brown upperparts
  • White barred tail
  • Broad, dark brown breast band
  • Light ochre or rufous underparts, sometimes with darker bars or vermiculations and sometimes plain.


South America: found in south-eastern Brazil, eastern Paraguay and north-eastern Argentina (Misiones).


This is a monotypic species[1].


Humid tropical forests and open woodland.



Their main diet consists of small mammals, large insects and birds.


Not too well documented. They nest in tree holes, laying 2 eggs. The female incubates them for about 5 weeks.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Arthur Grosset
  4. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved February 2019)

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