Baking: Western Screech-Owl

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Megascops kennicottii

Length: 7-10 in Wingspan: 20-25 in Weight: 0.25-0.75 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:

Western Screech-Owls don’t actually screech, but rather call with a short series of hoots. Screeching is a better description for the call of the Eastern Screech-Owl, whose gray morph looks identical to a Western Screech-Owl.

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References:

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