Mottled Owl

Mexican Wood Owl

A Reference for North and Central American Owls

The Mexican Wood Owl was previously categorized with the Mottled Owl that is found in South America. This is a common Owl along much of its range in Central and South America. There are two visually distinct forms of this species. It can be quite bold and will not only respond to imitations and playbacks of it’s own call but will also come in to playbacks of smaller owls too. Here you can find photos, recordings and information to help identify and enjoy this beautiful owl. The Field Notes section includes a Central American range map and information on nesting, habitat, description and classification.

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