This blog has photos of birds and other animals taken by a birder and amateur photographer. Included are personal photos and other photos taken on our trips: people, landscapes, cityscapes, nature, museums, etc.
We have included photos from the following countries:
- United States
- Costa Rica
- New Zealand
- South Africa
- Trinidad & Tobago
Thursday, June 14, 2018
PACIFIC SCREECH-OWL HOTEL RIU GUANACASTE AREA,PLAYA DE MATAPALO,GUANACASTE,COSTA RICA, 6/12/18
We can ID this Screech-Owl as a Pacific Screech-Owl by its location at Playa de Matapalo (this is not in the range of the similar Tropical Screech-Owl or other Screech-Owls)) and facial disk, which is less distinct than the Tropical Screech-Owl. The Pacific Screech-Owl feeds mainly on insects. It is a cavity nester, which takes over old woodpecker cavities for their nest. The Pacific Screech-Owl is a new species to our Photographic Life List, which now stands at 785.