South American Great Horned Owl
It’s distinctive white “spectacles” on a dark brown face give this owl its name. Throughout it’s range it hunts small mammals, bats, frogs,reptiles and insects.
In April to June it lays 2 to 3 eggs in a tree cavity usually only one owlet survives staying with it’s parents for up to a year.
Spectacled Owls are known to eat crabs by dropping them onto rocks to break into them and eat the meat!
Rupununi and Orinoco are a potential breeding pair. Their names are rivers in South America.
Although they are common in South America the UK hold a breeding studbook to ensure no birds are illegally imported.