Bird Details
Eastern Screech-Owl
Color: Gray, Red
Size: 8.5"
Season: Year-round
Description: A small owl with ear tufts, and a pattern of streaks and bars on the front. The Eastern Screech-Owl has two color morphs, rufous (reddish brown) and gray.
Voice: A descending whinny, and a long trill on one pitch.
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Habitat: Woodlands interspersed with fields, meadows or other openings that provide hunting opportunities.
Interesting Fact: Owls are difficult to see in the wild because they are generally nocturnal. Most owls hunt during the night to avoid conflict with other predators like hawks that are active during the day.
Scientific name: Megascops asio
Order: Strigiformes
Family: Strigidae

Adult rufous form
Howard Eskin

Adult gray form in a nest box
Howard Eskin
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