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Screech Owl

mrestey
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Here is another little owl we saw at the owl show. This is a screech owl. I do not recall which type. He is just a little bit bigger than the Saw-whet owl I uploaded last night. Still VERY cute.
Hope you aren't getting bored with my owl pictures yet. I have three more types to upload. One of them is the awesome SNOWY owl. A very cool if high-strung bird.
Enjoy.

Now for a few screech owl facts:

Size: Female average Length:23cm (9.2") Wingspan:56cm (22") Weight:208g (7.3oz)
Male average Length:21cm (8.2") Wingspan:54 cm (21") Weight:200 g (7oz)

Habits: A nocturnal bird, with activity beginning after sunset. Similar to the Western Screech Owl.

Voice: Males have a lower-pitched voice than females. The male's most common call (A-song) is a mellow, muted trill - each call lasts 2 to 3 seconds with about 35 notes given, and repeated at various intervals. The B-song is a descending whinny call, often given during courtship. Duets may consist of both A and B songs. Females tend to bark or hoot when defending the nest. Young "peep" for food during their first three weeks, then chatter or hum later. Fledglings demand food with a harsh "keeeerr-r-r-r". They do not call while in flight, except when alarmed.
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Mar 11, 2010 5:31:18 pm
You're having a hoot with these photos! LOL!

These are great photos - the top one looks like he's looking out his door to see what all the ruckus is about.

I just think owls are the coolest critters! They always look like they're taking in everything with those big eyes.

Cool photos, Mike!

by RodS Online Now!   Homepage »

Mar 11, 2010 5:38:54 pm
I love these hotters. I hear them in our woods at night but never saw one till now. A beautiful bird.

by 1010 Homepage »

Mar 11, 2010 5:50:30 pm
I've seen a few of these. Very cute guy!

by shadownet Homepage »

Mar 11, 2010 6:41:07 pm
Ah, I remember this little guy!!! He was SO cute!!!! Just love owls and can't wait until you post that high-strung Snowy!!!

by Erestorfan Homepage »

Mar 11, 2010 8:00:28 pm
Wonderful images!

by watapki66 Homepage »

Mar 11, 2010 8:34:34 pm
That thing is about as cool as cool gets. Did you get to hold him??? I love his colors.

by Raddar Homepage »

Mar 11, 2010 9:54:12 pm
Great bird shot and great bird well done!

by bazza Homepage »

Mar 12, 2010 1:01:32 am
Others stunning owl images! Very nice captures!

by Pierrot_Lunaire Homepage »

Mar 12, 2010 4:45:39 am
another beauty photo !! I love owl !! and Thank you for visiting my art! this is the best! your kind words give me support to continue!

by morganahope Homepage »

Mar 12, 2010 7:42:32 am
Gorgeous and great capture my friend!

by adrie Homepage »

Mar 20, 2010 1:35:52 pm
Very cute! Very nice capture!

by Nickieboy2004 Homepage »

Mar 29, 2010 7:45:10 pm
oh cute !!

by ArtistKimberly Homepage »

Apr 12, 2010 6:13:21 pm
Very cute owl, love it´s look out of the hole.

by thebasstard Homepage »

Dec 29, 2010 1:19:16 pm
Very cool.

by Digital_Mischief Homepage »

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