Spotted Owl

By Kaitlyn Cross

About the Spotted Owl

The Spotted Owl is a threatened species. They rank among the largest owls in North America. The Northern Spotted owl ranges in color from dark to chestnut brown with white or apricot-fawn spots. They live in large, old trees with broken or deformed limbs with holes in them for nesting. they live in the Pacific Northwestern area of the United States and the Southwestern area of British Columbia.The Spotted Owl eats flying squirrels, wood rats, mice, and other small rodents. Some are known to eat birds and insects. There are under 100 species in British Columbia, 1,200 species in Oregon, 500 in Washington,and 500 in California. They are slowly declining in population due to destruction of their natural habitat.


Other things about the Spotted Owl

The Spotted Owl Is a Carnivore. They are Third level consumers. They Spotted Owl is classified scientifically as: Strix Occidentallis Caurina.