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Both, owls and libraries have been traditionally associated with concepts such as knowledge and wisdom.

This site is named Otus after a large group of owls that live on our planet. In Latin America, Otus owls are found in Mexico, Central America, Colombia, Venezuela and Ecuador. Four of these species live in the mountains and in the low lands of Costa Rica.

They live in dry, rainy and very rainy forests; in dense and sparse forests; in savannas with scattered trees and in mangroves.

Their size varies from 20 to 25 centimeters and their weight from 150 to 180 grams. During the day, they rest on trees and bushes, where they are barely noticeable because of their spotted gray, brown and black feathers, which allow them to be camouflaged by the tree leaves and bark. At night, the Otus owls hunt big insects, spiders, scorpions, bats and small rodents. Their excellent sense of hearing and silent flight make them magnificent hunters.

They nest in tree holes and ground cavities, where the females lay between two and four eggs. When chicks are born they are fed by both parents.

Source of information:

Stiles, F.G. and A. F. Skutch. 1989. A guide to the birds of Costa Rica. Comstock Publishing Associates. Cornell University Press, Ithaca, New York.