The striped owl (asio clamator) has striped upper parts, which give the bird its name. Although Striped Owls have occasionally been observed hunting during the day, most foraging is crepuscular or nocturnal. The Striped Owl is a medium-sized owl with large ear tufts and a brownish-white facial disk rimmed with black. Its beak is black, and it has cinnamon-coloured eyes. It has shorter, rounder wings than most of its close relatives. The upperparts are cinnamon with fine black vermiculation and heavy stripes. The underparts are pale tawny with dusky streaks. The Striped Owl occurs in South America – its habitat ranges from Mexico in the north to Brazil and Bolivia in the south.