Pictures, great pictures of spotted owls in nature
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Here is some general information on the spotted owl.
The Spotted Owl, Strix
occidentalis, is a species of owl. It is a resident species of forests in western North
America, where it nests in tree holes, old bird of prey nests, or rock crevices. Nests can
be between 13 and 66 yards (12 to 60 meters) high and usually contain two eggs (though
some will contain as many as four). It is a strictly nocturnal owl, which feeds on small
mammals and birds.
The Spotted Owl is similar in appearance to the Barred Owl but has cross-shaped markings
on the underparts whereas the Barred Owl is alternately barred on the breast and streaked
on the belly. Barred Owls are larger and grayer than Spotted Owls. In recent years the
California and Northern subspecies of Spotted Owl have been displaced by Barred Owls,
which are more aggressive, have a broader diet and occur in more varied habitats.