Whiskered Screech-Owl

Megascops trichopsis

Order

STRIGIFORMES

Family

Barn Owls, Typical Owls (Tytonidae & Strigidae)

Code 4

WHSO

Code 6

MEGTRI

ITIS

HEAD

Whiskered Screech-Owl Head Illustration.jpg
  • Bill Shape: Hooked
  • Eye Color: Lemon yellow in juveniles, becoming golden to orange with age, possibly darker in males. Color varies with light source.
  • Head pattern: Crested or plumed, Streaked, Unique pattern
  • Crown Color: Gray or red-brown with dark streaking.
  • Forehead Color: Gray or red-brown with dark streaking. White with gray wash. facial disk with dark border.
  • Nape Color: Gray or buff with dark streaking.
  • Throat Color: Buff with rust-brown spotting.
  • Cere color: Gray

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BODY

Whiskered Screech-Owl Body Illustration.jpg
  • Length Range: 17-20 cm (6.5-8 in)
  • Weight: 85 g (3 oz)
  • Size: Small (5 - 9 in)
  • Color Primary: Brown
  • Underparts: White and buff with brown streaking and dark crossbars.
  • Upperparts: Gray and brown mottling with narrow brown streaking and barring.
  • Back Pattern: Mottled
  • Belly Pattern: Striped or streaked, Mottled
  • Breast Pattern: Striped or streaked, Mottled

FLIGHT

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  • Flight Pattern: Slow light steady wing beats.
  • Wingspan Range: 44 cm (17.5 in)
  • Wing Shape: Broad-Wings
  • Tail shape: Squared Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Barred
  • Upper Tail: Gray-brown with narrow brown streaking and barring.
  • Under Tail: White with brown streaking and barring.
  • Leg Color: Feathered in pale brown.
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