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User / Rodrigo Conte / Stygian Owl (Asio stygius)
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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.

(from Wikipedia)

It can be also spotted in urban areas, although not commonly.

Known in Brazil as "mocho-diabo" or "coruja-diabo"

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Strigiformes
Family: Strigidae
Genus: Asio Brisson, 1760
Species: A. stygius (Wagler, 1832)
Binomial name: Asio stygius
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  • Taken: Jun 13, 2020
  • Uploaded: Jun 30, 2020
  • Updated: Sep 27, 2020