Western Screech-Owl

Other Names: none

Distribution: western North America, from the Yukon south through Mexico.

Western Screech Owl distribution range map

Description:

Size: 22-24 cm in length with a 50-52 cm wingspan.

Plumage: Mottled gray overall with ear tufts and black streaks on the breast. The cap and wing mantle may have some brownish coloration. The beak and legs are gray and the eyes are yellow. 

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Western Screech-Owl

Western Screech-Owl

Bill Shape
hooked
Regions
alaska
alberta
arizona
baja california
british columbia
california
colorado
idaho
kansas
mexico
montana
nevada
new mexico
oklahoma
oregon
saskatchewan
texas
utah
washington
wyoming
Tail Shape
squared-tail
Wing Shape
broad-wings
Sounds
hooting
Habitat
mesquitebosque
oakpinewoodland
riparianorriverforest
savanna
Deserts
Forests
Urban
Grasslands
Color
gray
Body Shape
owl
Size
medium
small
Order
true owls, typical owls - strigidae
typical owls and barn owls - strigiformes
typical owls, "earless owls" - strix
Conservation Status
Least Concern
Bird Species