Stygian Owl

This species takes in a variety of prey including birds, small mammals, reptiles, amphibians, crustaceans, and insects. All of its hunting is done at night.

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The Stygian Owl is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

* Stygian Owl, a species of owl See also - * Styx River (disambiguation) * Styx (disambiguation) * Stygia (Conan) Disambig gray.svg This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the same title. If an internal link led you here, you may wish to change the link to point directly to the intended article. Retrieved from "http://en.wikipedia. More

The Stygian Owl, Asio stygius is a medium-sized dusky colored owl. It has yellow eyes, a black beak, a dark blackish facial disk, and white eyebrows. Its underparts are a dingy buff color with dark brown barring and streaks. The upperparts are reverse, buff barring and streaks on a dark background. This owl occupies a variety of deciduous and evergreen forests, and open areas with patchy forest. It lives from sea level to 3,100 meters above. More

o Stygian Owl in Erie County, Ohio ! - clip this post email this post what is this? see most clipped and recent clippings Posted by chickadeedeedee z 6-7 ish Ohio (My Page) on Thu, Apr 2, 09 at 14:27 A rare owl species was sighted at the end of March! Gonna do some serious birding! :-) Here is a link that might be useful: Stygian Owl Sighting - More

Stygian Owl in Ohio! The Ohio Birds listserv has been aflame with the news of a first state record Stygian Owl, found early this morning in Erie County. The fact that this Central and South American species could make it to Ohio is amazing, but it isn't the first North American record. To date, two have been found in south Texas, so this bird's appearance in Ohio wasn't entirely unexpected. More

What do they look like? Stygian owls have long ear tufts that are close together in the center of their heads. Their eyes are yellow and their backs are black with white spots. Their bellies are light tan with dark brown streaks. Light reflection on their eyes make their yellow look like scary red. Stygian Owl How big are they? These birds are about 16” long. If their wings were spread out, they would be about 3 ½ feet wide. More

Stygian Owl Photo by: Jim Culbertson 26 December 1996 Bentsen State Park near Mission, TX Hidalgo County At the time a first for the ABA area, this Stygian Owl was discovered by Nathan Wright and his parents John and Paula Wright of Greenville, North Carolina, when it was seen being harassed by a Gray Hawk. The bird remained all day at this perch providing great views for lucky folks like Jim and Pat Culbertson. More

Logically, he should be the Stygian Owl, but there was already an Owl, and one of long-standing. Can we have two Owls? No, I’ll have to think of something else. Preston let his mind wander for a while, trying to form an association between this dirty-faced kid kneeling by the thorny scrub and a bird. Nothing came to mind. More

OWL, STYGIAN: (Asio stygius) Belize, Portrait of wild stygian owl roosting in pine tree. (Asio stygius) Belize, Portrait of wild stygian owl roosting in pine tree. More

The Stygian Owl lays two eggs in stick nests created by other birds, but occasionally, they will nest on the ground, like their relative, the Short-eared Owl. This owl is not globally threatened, although its status varies greatly throughout its range. It lives in South America, and parts of Central America. It has been documented twice from Texas . More

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The Stygian Owl of Central and South America is closely related to the North American Long-eared Owl. Here you can find photos and information to help identify and enjoy this beautiful owl. The Field Notes section includes a Central American range map and information on nesting, habitat, description and identification. To jump immediately to any of these sections use the Page Jump Links below. More

This Stygian Owl was photographed by Pete Morris in March 2002 on the Volcán de Fuego in Jalisco, Mexico. Click here to return to the Stygian Owl page. More

first published description of Stygian Owl was made in 1832 by Johann Georg Wagler. Description: It is a medium to large dark owl with long and erectile ear tufts. The Stygian Owl has fuscous face, yellow eyes and blackish bill. It has almost bare toes, although the legs are feathered. On the back, it is almost sooty black, with dull white and buff barring and mottling. The front is rich buff, marked in a very close, herring-bone pattern of black streaks and cross bars. More

The Stygian Owl is a fairly large owl measuring about 16 inches in lengh with a wingspan of about 24 inches. It looks a little like a long eared-owl with its long ear tufts and bright yellow eyes. The upper parts of the Stygian Owl are mostly dark brown in color while the undersides are mostly white in color. More

With a length of approximately 16", the Stygian Owl is a moderately large member of the genus Asio, which also includes species such as the Long-eared Owl and Short-eared Owl. Like the Long-eared Owl, it has long "ear" tufts and bright yellow eyes. Stygian Owls are dark brown above and mottled with white and pale brown below. The range of the Stygian Owl extends from Mexico and Central America as far as the southern parts of Brazil. More

The Stygian Owl is a medium size owl (15-17 in. in... More

Stygian Owl, Mexico, Volcan de Fuego March © Pete Morris/Birdquest A stunning bird, catching the first morning rays of sun! Send this as a postcard Stygian Owl - Stygian Owl, Cuba, Zapata April 2004 © Pete Morris/Birdquest 'Nightbirds' here - more goodies to follow! Send this as a postcard Stygian Owl - Stygian Owl, Brazil, Vale das Taquaras 13-07-2009 © Nick Athanas More

Stygian Owl is a species that no one would have predicted would ever occur in the Lower Rio Grande Valley. The Chisos Mts. of Big Bend would have been a much more likely site. You are correct in your assumption that Stygian Owl is very poorly known in life. More

Order : Strigiformes
Family : Strigidae
Genus : Asio
Species : stygius
Authority : (Wagler, 1832)