Costa Rica


 

Spectacled Owl - Striking Black, Yellow and White

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The spectacled owl, from Mexico, Central and South America, has striking black, white and yellow colored plumage. It has broken circles of white around its yellow glaring eyes. It has mostly black or dark brown wings with a black head and yellow chest. The chicks are born with a dense fluffy white layer of plumage which slowly changes to the adult coloration in a period of as long as two years.

 

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