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Eastern Screech Owl

Megascops asio

Description:

A gray and a rufous screech owl in a nesting box together. At first, there was just the rufous one (third photo), but then the little gray one popped up. The owners of the house said that the gray one is the one usually residing there.

Habitat:

Near pastures, a pond, and pine trees with little to no underbrush. Fox squirrels are also common in this area, and I saw a barred owl in the evening very close by.

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5 Comments

Rosa Maria
Rosa Maria 7 years ago

Yay! So cute!

Nice spotting!

Machi
Machi 7 years ago

Thank you! I was very excited to see just the one, and even more excited to see the pair!

doreen.chambers.14
doreen.chambers.14 7 years ago

How cool is that!

Machi
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Machi

Florida, USA

Spotted on May 6, 2014
Submitted on May 8, 2014

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