Spotted owl (Strix occidentalis)

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Mexican spotted owl
IUCN Red List species status – Near Threatened NEAR
THREATENED

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  • A forest dwelling species, the spotted owl feeds mainly on small mammals which it hunts at night.
  • The spotted owl is monogamous and pairs generally produce between one and three young per clutch.
  • There are three subspecies of spotted owl; the Mexican, the Californian and the northern spotted owl.
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Spotted owl description

KingdomAnimalia
PhylumChordata
ClassAves
OrderStrigiformes
FamilyStrigidae
GenusStrix (1)

Information on the spotted owl is currently being researched and written and will appear here shortly.

Spanish
Búho Manchado, Cárabo Californiano.
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Spotted owl status

Classified as Near Threatened (NT) on the IUCN Red List (1) and listed on Appendix II of CITES (2).

IUCN Red List species status – Near Threatened

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References

  1. IUCN Red List (September, 2008)
    http://www.iucnredlist.org/
  2. CITES (September, 2008)
    http://www.cites.org
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Mexican spotted owl  
Mexican spotted owl

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