Bare-legged Owl (Cuban Screech Owl)


The Cuban Screech Owl is a small owl (22 cm) and endemic to Cuba.
It has large, dark eyes and differs from most owl species by having long, bare legs.
This owl inhabits wooded areas and can be found all over the island of Cuba.
They are nocturnal and difficult to find during the day unless you find them in a hole in a tree, where they commonly roost.

Playa Larga area, Cuba, 11 January 2016

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