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Tawny-browed Owl - BirdForum Opus

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

Alternative name: White-chinned Owl

Pulsatrix koeniswaldiana

Identification

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.

Distribution

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

Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].

Habitat

Humid tropical forests and open woodland.

Behaviour

Diet

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

Breeding

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

References

  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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