Cataface, grass owl or short-horned hootlet.
Breed in Europe, Asia, North and South America, the Caribbean, Hawaii and the GalÃ¡pagos Islands.
Some move south for the winter; may also relocate as they search for food.
These owls measure 13 - 17 inches (34 - 43 cm) in length. Females are slightly larger.
They have large heads and eyes, short necks and broad wings. The short bill is hooked and black. The eyes are yellow-orange with black rings encircling each eye.
The plumage is mottled tawny to brown. The tail and wings are barred. The upper chest is heavily streaked.