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Mottled owl (Strix virgata) Punta Laguna, Quintana Roo, Mexico. May 22, 2017 Geotagged,Mexico,Mottled owl,Spring,Strix virgata Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Mottled owl (Strix virgata)

Punta Laguna, Quintana Roo, Mexico. May 22, 2017

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  1. It's always a lovely piece of luck to stumble upon an owl at its day roost...
    But even better when you realize this is where a whole family hangs out!

    Mottled owl (Strix virgata) Punta Laguna, Quintana Roo, Mexico. May 29, 2017 Geotagged,Mexico,Mottled owl,Spring,Strix virgata


    Mottled owl - downy juvenile Punta Laguna, Quintana Roo, Mexico. May 29, 2017 Geotagged,Mexico,Mottled owl,Spring,Strix virgata

    Posted 3 months ago, modified 3 months ago
  2. That's awesome! Posted 3 months ago

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The mottled owl is a medium-sized owl found in Central and South America from Mexico to Brazil and Argentina. The head and back are mottled brown and the underparts whitish, with vertical bars on the chest and throat. The eyes are dark and the head is round and they do not have ear tufts. They are territorial and found in dry forests and jungles up to 2,500 m above sea level.

Similar species: Owls
Species identified by Thibaud Aronson
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By Thibaud Aronson

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Uploaded Feb 9, 2018. Captured May 22, 2017 10:00 in Quintana Roo Nuevo Durango - Coba, Quintana Roo, Mexico.
  • PENTAX K-3
  • f/5.6
  • 1/200s
  • ISO800
  • 135mm