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Short-browed Owl ~ Pulsatrix pulsatrix


The Short-browed Owl is a fairly large owl with no ear-tufts. It is also known as th Brown Spectacled Owl.


Distribution: Eastern Brazil from the state of Bahia south to northeast Argentina and Uruguay border.

Status: Rare and threatened.

Original Description: Wied, Maximilian. 1820. Reise nach Brasilien in den Jahren 1815 bis 1817, 1: p. 366.

König, Claus & Weick, Friedhelm. 2008. "Owls: A Guide to the Owls of the World (Second Edition)". Yale University Press.

See also: Other owls from South America, Genus: Pulsatrix.

Page by Deane Lewis. Last updated 2015-10-28.