Owls of the World: Wood Owls (Genus: Strix)

This collection of owls of the Strix genus comes from all across the world. These owls of forested regions feed primarily on small mammals, amphibians, and insects. 

From left to right, Top row: Brown Wood Owl (Strix leptogrammica), Mottled Wood Owl (Strix ocellata), Fulvous Owl (Strix fulvescens), Spotted Owl (Strix occidentalis).

Bottom row: Barred Owl (Strix varia), Rufous-Banded Owl (Strix albitarsis), Rufous-Legged Owl (Strix rufipes), Ural Owl (Strix uralensis).

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Falcons of the World: Bat Falcon & Orange-Breasted Falcon

Falco rufigularis & Falco deiroleucus. 

These two similar birds are found in forested areas and near rocky outcroppings across regions of Mexico and south throughout Central America and across much of South America. Both birds feed primarily on birds, insects, and reptiles. The primary diet of the Bat Falcon shouldn’t come as a surprise. 

Populations of both of these wonderful species have declined dramatically due to habitat loss. 

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