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Jamaican Owl - BirdForum Opus

Photo by the late Jan Van den Broeck
Mona, Jamaica
Asio grammicus

Pseudoscops grammicus


Tawny, dark brown barring, flecking and streaks and its amber facial disk is rimmed in black-flecked white. It has hazel eyes, long ear tufts and a greyish-yellow bill.


Endemic to Jamaica, found in the woodlands of Jamaica


This is a monotypic species.[1]


Scattered clumps of trees, generally in lowlands.


It is nocturnal and diet includes large insects, spiders, amphibians, lizards, birds and rodents.

It lays its eggs in tree cavities.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, S. M. Billerman, T. A. Fredericks, J. A. Gerbracht, D. Lepage, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2021. The eBird/Clements checklist of Birds of the World: v2021. Downloaded from https://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/

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