September 29, 2015 – Crested Owl (Lophostrix cristata)

Requested by: @taylorrbranham

Found in parts of Mexico, Central, and northern South America, these owls are completely nocturnal. They eat insects, including caterpillars and beetles, and probably small vertebrates. They nest in tree cavities, but little else is known about their breeding habits. Their call is a frog-like growling sound, repeated in five to ten second intervals, beginning at dusk and often continuing through much of the night.