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Screech Owls


Doug Harling

Screech Owl

Talk about masters of disguise! The Screech Owl becomes one with its home. Don't think that because you've never seen one that they are not around us. Even when you know where they are, they can be easy to walk right by. Although camouflage is the Screech Owl's best defense, nerves of steel make their defense unmatchable!

About the size of a Robin, Screech Owls are one of the smallest owls in our area. They average 7-1/2 to 9-1/2 inches tall and weigh in at about 3-1/2 to 10-1/2 ounces. The small size, camouflage and an ability to sit motionless for hours makes them one of the hardest bi...

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