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The Chaco Owl is found in South America in the Gran Chaco region of Argentina & Paraguay. The area is sparsely populated, dry, semi-arid with thorny shrubs, cacti & small groups of trees.
They prey mainly on small birds, mammals & other vertebrates, but will also feed on insects, spiders & scorpions. They are predominantly nocturnal hunters starting from dusk. Daytimes they roost mainly in dense bushes or trees, sometimes on the ground.