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Spectacled owl (Pulsatrix perspicillata)
Subject: Spectacled owl (Pulsatrix perspicillata)
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Syrnium torquatum - 1796-1808 - Print - Iconographia Zoologica - Special Collections University of Amsterdam - UBA01 IZ18400179.jpg
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Spectacled owl (Pulsatrix perspicillata)

Syrnium torquatum
Artist Creator:Jn. Lebrecht Reinold Claude Mathieu Fessard (1740–1803)
Date between 1796 and 1808
Notes This object is part of the collection Iconographia Zoologica
Source/Photographer Levaillant, Histoire naturelle des oiseaux d'Afrique, I pl. 42Old Latin name Syrnium torquatum
New Latin name Pulsatrix perspicillata
Common name Nederlands: Briluil


The spectacled owl (Pulsatrix perspicillata) is a large tropical owl native to the neotropics. It is a resident breeder in forests from southern Mexico and Trinidad, through Central America, south to southern Brazil, Paraguay and northwestern Argentina. The spectacled owls are largely nocturnal, starting activity right around the time of last light at dusk and usually being back on their roosts for the day around first light.

Order: Strigiformes
Family: Strigidae
Genus: Pulsatrix
Species: Pulsatrix perspicillata (Latham, 1790)

Spectacled owl
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