Tawny-browed owl

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Tawny-browed Owl
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Scientific classification
Kingdom Information
Domain Eukaryota
Kingdom Animalia
Subkingdom Bilateria
Branch Deuterostomia
Phylum Information
Phylum Chordata
Sub-phylum Vertebrata
Infraphylum Gnathostomata
Class Information
Superclass Tetrapoda
Class Aves
Sub-class Neornithes
Infra-class Neoaves
Order Information
Order Strigiformes
Family Information
Family Strigidae
Sub-family Striginae
Genus Information
Genus Pulsatrix
Species Information
Species P. koeniswaldiana
Population statistics
Conservation status Least concern[1]

The tawny-browed owl (Pulsatrix koeniswaldiana), is a species of owl found in South America.


The tawny-browed owl is medium-sized, with a length of 17.3 inches. The eyebrows are yellowish-brown and the eyes maroon-brown. The plumage above is dark brown, with a broad brown band running across the breast, which may be interrupted in the middle of specific individuals. The underside of the belly below the breast is yellowish-cinnamon with brown horizontal banding. The legs are feathered, the toes are naked.

Range and habitat

The range of this owl extends from the east of Brazil to the north-east Argentina. It inhabits tropical and subtropical forests with old trees which are frequently interspersed with conifers such as Araucaria angustifolia. It occurs at altitudes up to 4,500 feet above sea level.


The tawny-browed owl is active at night. Diet consists of small mammals and birds, reptiles, and large insects. Nesting sites are usually found within tree cavities, with the clutch composed of two white eggs which are incubated by the female alone. The male feeds the female at this time with food. The young birds fledge at about five to six weeks, and leave the nest several months later.


  1. http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/22689186/0