Nonnatives - Spectacled Owl

Spectacled Owl - Pulsatrix perspicillata


Florida's Exotic Wildlife. Species detail.

First year: 1970

Extirpated year:

Established status: Species have populations whose status is unknown.

Estimated Florida range:

Statewide trend: Unknown status

Threats to natives:

Species Account: This species was in a list of exotic species that have been "found free in southern Florida". No other details were given, and there are no other reports of it in Florida (Stevenson and Anderson 1994). It is native to Central and South America, where it is a forest-dwelling species.



Robertson, W. B., and G. E. Woolfenden. 1992. Florida bird species: an annotated list. Florida Ornithological Society, Gainesville, Florida, USA.

Stevenson, H. M., and B. H. Anderson. 1994. The birdlife of Florida. University Press of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA.

Links to more information

Sedwick County Kansas Zoo species account

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