Pacific Screech-Owl

Megascops cooperi

Order

STRIGIFORMES

Family

Barn Owls, Typical Owls (Tytonidae & Strigidae)

Code 4

PASO

Code 6

MEGCOO

ITIS

HEAD

Pacific Screech-Owl Head Illustration.jpg
  • Bill Shape: Hooked
  • Eye Color: Yellow iris
  • Head pattern: Unique pattern
  • Crown Color: Gray-buff with dark brown vermiculations.
  • Forehead Color: Facial disk is gray-buff with lighter faint vermiculations, indistinctly bordered with white and brown.
  • Nape Color: Buff overall with fine dark mottling.
  • Throat Color: Light buff gray with brown streaking.
  • Cere color: Gray

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BODY

Pacific Screech-Owl Body Illustration.jpg
  • Length Range: 20-25 cm (7.9-10 in)
  • Weight: 145-170 g (5.11-6 oz)
  • Size: Medium (9 - 16 in)
  • Color Primary: Brown, Gray
  • Underparts: Light buff gray with brown streaking.
  • Upperparts: Light brownish gray with dark mottling.
  • Back Pattern: Striped or streaked, Mottled
  • Belly Pattern: Striped or streaked, Mottled
  • Breast Pattern: Striped or streaked, Mottled

FLIGHT

Pacific Screech-Owl Flight Illustration.jpg
  • Flight Pattern: Mothlike flight.
  • Wingspan Range: 46-61 cm (18-24 in)
  • Wing Shape: Broad-Wings
  • Tail shape: Rounded Tail, Squared Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Buff with brown mottling.
  • Upper Tail: Cream with thin dark bars.
  • Under Tail: Cream with thin dark bars.
  • Leg Color: Covered in dull buff-gray feathers with gray-yellow toes.
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