Baking: Spotted Owl

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Strix occidentalis

Length: 15-20 in Wingspan: 35-40 in Weight: 1-2 lbs

Identification:

Brown back with light front, spotted/barred white. Head round. Eyes dark.

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Distribution:

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Range map by Neotropical Birds

Cool Facts:

Spotted Owls are denizens of mature western forests. Declining populations have placed this bird at the center of controversial logging debates since the 1990s, and the danger of habitat loss is further exacerbated by competition from range-expanding Barred Owls.

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References:

All About Birds

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