Project Description

Eastern Screech Owl

Megascops asio

Animal Class: Birds

Length: 18-23 cm

Weight: 125-250 g

Diet: Small microtine rodents and deer mice

Habitat: Open mixed woodlands, deciduous forests, wooded and suburban areas in East North American.

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 of this species features whinnies and soft trills.

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