Western Screech-Owl

Megascops kennicottii

Order

STRIGIFORMES

Family

Barn Owls, Typical Owls (Tytonidae & Strigidae)

Code 4

WESO

Code 6

MEGKEN

ITIS

HEAD

Western Screech-Owl Head Illustration.jpg
  • Bill Shape: Hooked
  • Eye Color: Lemon yellow.
  • Head pattern: Crested or plumed, Streaked, Unique pattern
  • Crown Color: Gray with dark brown striping.
  • Forehead Color: Gray with dark brown striping. Palely mottled facial disk with dark border.
  • Nape Color: Gray with dark brown mottling.
  • Throat Color: Dark rim with central pale, mottled brown patch.
  • Cere color: Gray

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BODY

Western Screech-Owl Body Illustration.jpg
  • Length Range: 18-25 cm (7-10 in)
  • Weight: 153 g (5.4 oz)
  • Size: Small (5 - 9 in)
  • Color Primary: Gray
  • Underparts: Pale gray with gray to brown streaking.
  • Upperparts: Gray with gray to brown streaking.
  • Back Pattern: Striped or streaked
  • Belly Pattern: Striped or streaked, Mottled
  • Breast Pattern: Striped or streaked, Mottled

FLIGHT

Western Screech-Owl Flight Illustration.jpg
  • Flight Pattern: Silent wing beats., Bouyant flight.
  • Wingspan Range: 51 cm (20 in)
  • Wing Shape: Broad-Wings
  • Tail shape: Squared Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Brown overall with faint spotting.
  • Upper Tail: Gray with dark streaking and barring.
  • Under Tail: White with gray wash. with brown streaking and barring.
  • Leg Color: Feathered in buff-white.
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