Globally Near threatened (NT) (Source: IUCN Red List)

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  • Scientific Names
    • Strix occidentalis
    • Strix occidentalis
  • English
    • Spotted Owl
  • Spanish
    • Búho manchado
  • Aou 4 Letter Codes
    • SPOW
  • French
    • Chouette tachetée

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Recent observations

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Mexican Spotted Owl Strix occidentalis ssp. lucida

Observer

varajuan

Date

October 16, 2015 11:51 AM MDT

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California Spotted Owl Strix occidentalis ssp. occidentalis

Observer

natureali

Date

July 8, 2004 07:15 AM PDT

Description

Kern Plateau, Tulare County, California
8 July 2004

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Spotted Owl Strix occidentalis

Observer

meganaze77

Date

November 5, 2016 06:22 PM PDT

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Mexican Spotted Owl Strix occidentalis ssp. lucida

Observer

varajuan

Date

April 29, 2016 11:38 AM MDT

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Northern Spotted Owl Strix occidentalis ssp. caurina

Observer

amacedo

Date

October 21, 2016 10:03 AM PDT

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Spotted Owl Strix occidentalis

Observer

willedc

Date

the past

Description

This organism was located in the chaparral north of Goleta and south of the Eastern Camino Cielo trail.

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Spotted Owl Strix occidentalis

Observer

willedc

Date

the past

Description

This organism was located in the chaparral north of Goleta and south of the Eastern Camino Cielo trail.

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Spotted Owl Strix occidentalis

Observer

harrydp

Date

October 11, 2014 09:32 AM IDT

Description

Hiding in the bush

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Spotted Owl Strix occidentalis

Observer

harrydp

Date

October 11, 2014 09:34 AM IDT

Place

India (Google, OSM)

Description

Hiding in the bush

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Spotted Owl Strix occidentalis

Observer

harrydp

Date

December 4, 2015 04:59 PM IST

Place

India (Google, OSM)

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California Spotted Owl Strix occidentalis ssp. occidentalis

Observer

terry3100

Date

August 27, 2016 07:37 PM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

MOULTRIE DIGITAL GAME CAMERA

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Spotted Owl Strix occidentalis

Observer

kenchamberlain

Date

May 5, 2014 04:47 PM PDT

Place

Oregon, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Adult male, with female and chick. Nest site. Location approximate to protect location.

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Description from Wikipedia

The Spotted Owl (Strix occidentalis) is a species of true owl. It is a resident species of old-growth forests in western North America, where it nests in tree holes, old bird of prey nests, or rock crevices. Nests can be between 12 to 60 metres (39 to 200 ft) high and usually contain two eggs (though some will contain as many as four). It is a nocturnal owl, which feeds on small mammals and birds.

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Conservation Summary

  • Globally
    Near threatened (NT) (Source: IUCN Red List)
    Vulnerable (G3G4) (Source: NatureServe)
    Vulnerable. The spotted owl has a large range and many occurrences, but relatively few occurrences are of high quality, population trend is downward in much of the range, and threats are increasing in portions of the range; declines are as result of past and continuing loss and/or fragmentation of forest habitat, effects of barred owls, and other factors.
Source: BirdLife International (2011) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 31/07/2011.
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