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2015-11-22 Arroyo Las Pilas - Sierra Águila, Jalisco (Jal), Mexico
Adult from a pair. Both birds present. One of the most common big owls in Mexico, and still, it is the first time I actually see it - have heard it many times. The streaked belly and breast in combination with lacking ear-tufts separates it from the other large forest owls.
2019-06-07 Rancho Primavera, El Tuito, Jalisco (Jal), Mexico
Subspecies: squamulata (by location)
Adult bird hooting in the early morning. A medium large owl with a rather small head compared to the body. No ear-tufts, dark eyes, brown mottled upper chest combined with the streaked breast on whitish background is characteristic for this species.
Both a pale and dark morph exist but the species is probably very variable, compare for example with 1966. One of the most common owls in Mexico.
2020-01-05 Camino a Pánuco, Copala, Sinaloa (Sin), Mexico
Subspecies: [squamulata by location]