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Rusty-barred Owl
Strix hylophila
Rusty-barred Owl - Strix hylophila
Rusty-barred Owl - Strix hylophila
As of February 2005.
Description Medium sized owl with no ear tufts. Rusty brown upper-parts barred with pale buff, whitish underneath with coarse brown barring. Facial disk rufous-brown with dark eyes.
Size 33-38cm, 285-340g
Range E Brazil from Rio de Janeiro to E & S Paraguay and NE Argentina.
Habitat Primary and secondary forest often with dense undergrowth.
Food Small mammals, birds and reptiles.
Breeding Possibly August-October, in tree hole. Incubation 29 days. Young leave nest by 5 weeks and are independent by 4 months.
Call Frog like, deep and grunting “gruu-gruu…”.
Status Not globally threatened, but severe deforestation through much of its range is a cause for concern.
Comments Study of captive birds such as those at the Owl Centre, may teach us much about the biology of this species enabling the Trust to develop measures for its conservation.
Races Monotypic.
No additional races.
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