Mexican Spotted Owl - Strix occidentalis lucida
Some suggest this may be a seperate species: Mountain Forest Owl Strix lucida.
Description: Lighter than nominiate race, and more profusely spotted white.
Distribution: Arizona, New Mexico, South-west Texas to Central Mexico.
Also see the nominate description for this species.
Original Description: (Nelson) 1903. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, 16, p. 152.
Page compiled by Deane P. Lewis. Page last updated 2012-07-30
OwlPages.com Owl Species ID: 130.070.020