I recently had the pleasure of meeting a new friend, Nakali, the spectacled owl. I had never seen a spectacled owl before, which is not surprising I guess, since there are about 200 species of owls. Nakali is very special; not only is he very handsome and quite the gentleman, but it’s estimated that he’s about 35 years old. That’s a lot of years for an owl that has an expectancy of up to 25 years in captivity. It was wonderful to have the chance to get a close look, and appreciate the structure of his feathers that allow owls to have almost silent flight. The big, beautiful eyes give him excellent night vision, and he can turn his head up to 270 degrees left or right to keep every angle in view. Spectacled owls are found in southern Mexico, Central America, And northern South America, mostly in tropical rain forests. Thanks to Maureen for the chance to love owls even more by getting to know Nakali!
Keywords:Bird, Owl, San Diego Zoo, Spectacled Owl