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Mottled Owl (Strix virgata)

Posted on Jan 30, 2015

You never know what is under the leaves, and in the tropics that sort of sentiment gets bumped up a few levels of size and greatness. Here we have a well-hidden Mottled Owl (Strix virgata) as photographed at Cabo Blanco in Costa Rica by RTPI Affiliate Sean Graesser. It is not too different from the Barred Owl that could be roosting in your pine tree right now!

Mottled Owl (Strix virgata) Cabo Blanco