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It is not unusual to spot this nocturnal bird perched on horizontal branches, about 12’ off the ground, during the day in the hammock. Built to capture prey, Owls have a sharp beak and talons, silent wing tips, and great night vision and hearing. The barred nests in tree cavities where the female will lay 2-4 well hidden white eggs. The very distinctive call, ‘whocooks-for-you—who-cooks-for-you-all,’ can be heard throughout the hammock and swamp.
Latin Name: Strix Varia
Habitat: Oak Hammock, Swamp
Diet: rodents, birds, frogs, crayfish