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Western Screech-Owl

Megascops kennicottii

Description:

Small owl with "feathered ear tufts. Gray or gray-brown with small black streaks on feathers." This owl is partially blind in both eyes so it can not be released into the wild.

Habitat:

This species is found along the western US, BC Canada and Baja California.

Notes:

This owl is under the care of Project Wildlife http://projectwildlife.org/ and was part of an educational program called Hawkwatch in the Ramona Grasslands by the Wildlife Research Institute http://www.wildlife-research.org/.

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10 Comments

ShannaB
ShannaB 6 years ago

He's just GORGEOUS!!

CariRitzenthaler
CariRitzenthaler 6 years ago

OH MY GOSH! HIS EYES!

Smith'sZoo
Smith'sZoo 6 years ago

Lovely series Cindy!

Thank you Karen! I can't remember for sure which bird received which injury but I think this one was indeed hit by a car :(

KarenL
KarenL 6 years ago

Gorgeous bird Cindy! How did he end up at the rescue - were his injuries caused by a collision with a vehicle?

Thank you :) I fell in love with this beauty! I didn't even know these guys lived here.

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 6 years ago

Such lovely pictures of such a SWEET little creature!

RiekoS
RiekoS 6 years ago

Beautiful series. Your last picture made me smile.

AshleyT
AshleyT 6 years ago

This is awesome! They are so tiny and cute :)

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 6 years ago

What a beautiful, delicate series. Thanks for sharing this beautiful owl with us, Cindy. :)

San Diego, California, USA

Lat: 33.03, Long: -116.93

Spotted on Feb 16, 2013
Submitted on Feb 17, 2013

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