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Eastern Screech Owl

Megascops asio

Description:

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. It can be either mostly gray or mostly reddish-brown (rufous). Whatever the overall color, they are patterned with complex bands and spots that give the bird excellent camouflage against tree bark. Eyes are yellow.

Habitat:

fairly common in most types of woods (evergreen or deciduous; urban or rural), particularly near water. It shuns treeless expanses of mountains or plains.

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daniel.dparsons
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daniel.dparsons

Fort Collins, Colorado, USA

Spotted on Mar 8, 2014
Submitted on Mar 9, 2014

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