Eastern Screech-Owl

Megascops asio

Order

STRIGIFORMES

Family

Barn Owls, Typical Owls (Tytonidae & Strigidae)

Code 4

EASO

Code 6

MEGASI

ITIS

HEAD

Eastern Screech-Owl Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Hooked
  • Eye Color: Pale to lemon yellow, darkening with age.
  • Head pattern: Crested or plumed, Streaked, Unique pattern, Eyebrow
  • Crown Color: Red or gray with dark streaking.
  • Forehead Color: Red or gray with white eyebrows and "moustache". Partly mottled facial disk with dark rim.
  • Nape Color: Red or gray with dark streaking.
  • Throat Color: Dark-tipped feathers form a ring around throat.
  • Cere color: Gray

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BODY

Eastern Screech-Owl Gray Morph Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 18-25 cm (7-10 in)
  • Weight: 167 g (5.9 oz)
  • Size: Small (5 - 9 in)
  • Color Primary: Gray
  • Underparts: White with dark cross-hatching pattern.
  • Upperparts: Red or gray with dark streaking.
  • Back Pattern: Solid
  • Belly Pattern: Mottled
  • Breast Pattern: Mottled

FLIGHT

Eastern Screech-Owl Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Silent wing beats., Bouyant flight.
  • Wingspan Range: 46-61 cm (18-24 in)
  • Wing Shape: Broad-Wings
  • Tail shape: Rounded Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Barred
  • Upper Tail: Red or gray with dark streaking.
  • Under Tail: White with barring.
  • Leg Color: Feathered in buff-gray.
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