The Black Owl (Ciccaba huhula, Strix huhula) has several other names: black owl, black owl, black tawny owl.
It is a nocturnal bird of prey, of the strigidae family, little known and studied.
Where does the barn owl live and what does it eat?
Native to South America and distributed in the Amazon basin, especially in humid tropical forests. It feeds on rodents, bats, small birds and insects.
Black Owl characteristics
They are 34 to 40 cm long and weigh 450 to 500 g. The iris of their eyes ranges from orange to brown.
Its beak and legs are orange. His facial disc is blackish and his eyebrows are stained white. Its body feathers are blackish, with white, narrow, wavy bars.
Its tail is black, with white dots and four narrow white bars.
Behavior and reproduction
Lives alone or as a couple. It is a very territorial species, especially during the breeding season.
It nests in hollows of tall logs and lays a maximum of two eggs that will be jealously guarded until the chicks learn to hunt.
Dr. Rafael Cartay is a Venezuelan economist, historian, and writer best known for his extensive work in gastronomy, and has received the National Nutrition Award, Gourmand World Cookbook Award, Best Kitchen Dictionary, and The Great Gold Fork. He began his research on the Amazon in 2014 and lived in Iquitos during 2015, where he wrote The Peruvian Amazon Table (2016), the Dictionary of Food and Cuisine of the Amazon Basin (2020), and the online portal delAmazonas.com, of which he is co-founder and main writer. Books by Rafael Cartay can be found on Amazon.com
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