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Pacific Screech-owl

(Otus cooperi)

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A mid-sized brown owl with dark streaks on chest; longish ear tufts, or "horns;" to 23cm (9 in). (Lechucita Sabanera)


Low and some middle elevations, northern Pacific slope; found in wooded areas, as well as in semi-open sites such as forest edges, trees along waterways and near buildings and roads.

Found in the following Parks:

Palo Verde National Park.
Rincón de La Vieja National Park.
Santa Rosa Nacional Park.

If you want to read about Eco-Tourism, Ecology, Behavior, Breeding and more of Costa Ricas' Fauna, we recommend to buy the Travelers' Wildlife Guide of Costa Rica by Les Beletzky (or Belesky) with beautiful illustrations by Davis Dennis. This priceless guide is our constant companion, when we travel around Costa Rica, Panama and Nicaragua.
To buy the complete book visit Interlink Books

The team of Discovery Travel World wishes you the best of times in our little paradise called Costa Rica.

Pacific Screech-owl (Otus cooperi), Costa Rica