Baking: Whiskered Screech-Owl

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Megascops trichopsis

Length: 6-7 in Wingspan: 10-15 in Weight: 0.1 lbs

Identification:

Small owl with small ear tufts. Stocky neck. Plumage mottled gray, black, and white. Light eyes.

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Distribution:

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Range map by Neotropical Birds

Cool Facts:

In terms of plumage, the Whiskered Screech-Owl is virtually identical to other gray screech-owls. It is identifiable in part by its restricted range from Arizona to Nicaragua, otherwise by its distinctive series of toots that some describe as similar to Morse code.

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References:

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