Say Hello to Inca the Peruvian Striped Owl and whom I’ve had the pleasure of looking after recently. Inca is a captive Owl.
Peruvian Striped Owls are a Medium sized owl with prominent ear tufts. Large pale facial disk, bordered with black. Cinnamon-buff above streaked with black, whitish or buff below with bold dark streaks and dark brown eyes. In the wild the grow to 30-38cm, 320-500g
Peruvian Striped Owls distribution range is from S Mexico through South America east of Andes to N Argentina and Uruguay apart from Amazon basin. Also some Caribbean Islands. Their preferred habitat is Open and semi-open grassland with trees, also open woodland, forest edge, plantations, air strips and rice fields. They avoid heavy rain/tropical forest. Their diet consists of Small mammals, birds, reptiles and large insects.