Eastern Screech Owl

Eastern Screech OwlPhoto by Alan Henry

Scientific Name: Megascops asio

What looks like large erect ears on the screech owl are actually just tufts of feathers.
  • Size: Weight: Average 6 ounces; Length: 7 to 10 inches
  • Diet: Insects, songbirds and rodents
  • Habitat: Deciduous, evergreen and mixed woodland habitats
  • Range in the Wild: Southern Canada through midwestern and eastern United States, Central America

Conservation Status


Listed as Least Concern.

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