Jamaican Owls, Pseudoscops grammicus

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Photo Wanted The Jamaican Owl, Pseudoscops grammicus is common and widespread in Jamaica.

This medium-sized tawny colored owl 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 mostly feeds on large insects, spiders, amphibians, lizards, birds and rodents. It lays its eggs in tree cavities.


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