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Screech owls or screech-owls are typical owls (Strigidae) belonging to the genus Megascops. Twenty-one living species are known at present, but new ones are frequently recognized and unknown ones are still being discovered on a regular basis, especially in the Andes. For most of the 20th century, this genus was ...


The Eastern Screech-Owl is a short, stocky bird, with a large head and almost no neck. Its wings are rounded; its tail is short and square. Pointed ear tufts are often raised, lending its head a distinctive silhouette. Relative Size. A small owl, slightly larger and considerably bulkier than a European Starling. Relative Size robin ...


The Four Keys to ID. Size & Shape. Western Screech-Owls are small owls with stocky bodies. They have somewhat square heads, almost no neck, and conspicuous ear tufts. The tail is short.

Jan 28, 2014 ... If you have ever wondered what an Eastern Screech Owl really sounds like, here is your chance to find out!


This robin-sized nightbird is common over much of the east, including in city parks and shady suburbs, where many human residents are unaware they have an owl for a neighbor. The owl spends the day roosting in holes or in dense cover , becoming active at dusk. Despite the name, screech-owls do not screech; the voice ...

Feb 23, 2015 ... Sounds of the Eastern Screech Owl. Screeching, hooting, sound, call.


Q: How do you identify an Eastern Screech-Owl? A: Eastern Screech-Owls are small in size and can be either mostly gray or mostly reddish-brown (rufous) with yellow eyes. Whatever the overall color, they are patterned with complex bands and spots and possess ear tufts which are prominent if raised; when flattened, the  ...


Gallery of eastern screech-owl pictures submitted by photographers.


This avian predator likes to roost and hunt in wooded suburbs. Learn more about the eastern screech owl.