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Western Screech-Owl

Megascops kennicottii ORDER: STRIGIFORMES FAMILY: STRIGIDAE

IUCN Conservation Status: Least Concern

A common small owl of the West, the Western Screech-Owl can be found in urban as well as wild lands.

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Songs

Series of short whistled hoots, more closely spaced at end of series.

Calls

  • Agitated bark and bill clap
  • Te-te-do call progressing into agitated double trill
  • Female begging whinny
  • Courtesy of Macaulay Library
    © Cornell Lab of Ornithology.
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