Baking: Eastern Screech-Owl

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

Identification:

Small owl with small ear tufts. Stocky neck. Gray morph is mottled gray, black, and white. Red morph is rufous, black, and white. Light eyes.

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Distribution:

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Range map by Neotropical Birds

Cool Facts:

Eastern Screech-Owls come in both gray and red morphs, with only about a third of birds being red, more commonly farther east. Gray plumage birds are best differentiated from their western counterparts by call – a descending whinny.

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References:

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