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Eastern screech owl (red phase)

Megascops asio

Description:

Ridiculously cute little owl! Even when it regurgitated a pellet onto my (thankfully gauntleted) hand! You can see the action in photo 5!

Habitat:

Reelfoot Visitors Center

Notes:

This little owl was brought in with a broken wing & cannot be released so is now an educational bird at the center.

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9 Comments

Wow this little girls is realy cute and the series super interesting,the regurgitating process is a awesome beahveour that pray birds have,i study these balls and we can see the skeletons of the animals they eat,i saw mice and many arthropds exoskeletons,very cool,congrats and thanks for sharing

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

You are welcome Christy!
I will certainly join your mission & add a few more spottings when I'm home from vacation!

ChristyHolland
ChristyHolland 9 years ago

Karen, I would love you to join the Raptors of North America mission...This would be a great addition...along with all your other raptors!! Thanks again for helping me expand the range!! It seems a big hit! http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/8627...

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

Thanks Atul!

Atul
Atul 9 years ago

lovely!

Atul
Atul 9 years ago

lovely!

ChristyHolland
ChristyHolland 9 years ago

Good idea! They're like little Great Horned's! Their talons would go right through the skin! Wouldn't be fun!

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

Christy, she was so beautiful but had lots of attitude too - hence the reason they suggested I wore the glove!

ChristyHolland
ChristyHolland 9 years ago

He's beautiful too! We rarely see the red-phase...what a color!! I'm glad you experienced that, Karen! ;-)

KarenL
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KarenL

Tennessee, USA

Spotted on May 9, 2012
Submitted on May 11, 2012

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