Brasília, DF, Brazil.
This owl occupies a variety of deciduous and evergreen forests, and open areas with patchy forest. It lives from sea level to 3,100 metres (10,200 ft) above. This species takes in a variety of prey including birds, small mammals, reptiles, amphibians, crustaceans, and insects. All of its hunting is done at night.
It can be also spotted in urban areas, although not commonly.
Known in Brazil as "mocho-diabo" or "coruja-diabo"
Genus: Asio Brisson, 1760
Species: A. stygius (Wagler, 1832)
Binomial name: Asio stygius