It is an unsociable bird, generally nocturnal, with activity normally beginning after dusk and continuing to dawn.
It roosts singly by day in trees with dense foliage. It is most vocal on calm, moonlit nights. They use a branch to perch on and scan the surrounding area. When prey is located, they drop with a swift pounce.
Spectacled owl diets are mainly made up of mice and insects. However, they will also prey on larger mammals such as bats and possums.
DID YOU KNOW? Spectacled owls are the largest tropical owl species.
- Least Concern
- Near Threatened
- Critically Endangered
- Extinct in the Wild