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Jamaican Owl Picture @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Rocklands Bird Sanctuary, Montego Bay, Jamaica
GPS: 18.4N, -77.9W, elev=870' MAP
Date: February 15, 2015
ID : B13K7497 [4896 x 3264]

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SPECIES INFO

The Jamaican Owl (Pseudoscops grammicus) is a medium-sized tawny colored owl. It is considered by some the only member if its genus Pseudoscops, while other authorities include the Striped Owl also.It has dark brown barring, flecking and streaks and its amber facial disk is rimmed in black-flecked white. It has hazel eyes, long ear tufts and a grayish-yellow bill. It mainly uses open habitats with scattered clumps of trees, generally in lowlands. It is nocturnal and eats mainly large insects, spiders, amphibians, lizards, birds and rodents. It lays its eggs in tree cavities. This species is common and widespread throughout its limited range. It lives only in Jamaica, and some populations are at risk from habitat loss.

External links
  • Stamps (for Jamaica)
  • Jamaican Owl photo gallery VIREO
  • Photo-High Res--and Article owlpages


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