Reclusive and rarely seen owl of cane fields, meadows, and other areas with tall grassy cover. Tan-brown overall with black, white, and orange mottling on the wings. Flies low over grassy areas, primarily during dawn and dusk, often with long legs dangling. Heart-shaped facial disk, very similar to extralimital Barn Owl and masked owls. Nests in dense fields; fluffy owlets often exposed during harvesting season in agricultural areas.