Large, dark, eared owl with golden eyes. Favors pine and pine-oak forest, mainly in highlands. Roosts at middle to upper levels, at times on fairly open branches. Hunts in open forest and at edges. Note the whitish forehead blaze and streaked underparts. Slightly smaller and less bulky than Great Horned Owl, which has barred underparts. Call is a very deep single hoot, repeated at intervals.