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Western Screech-Owl (Megascops kennicottii)

Western Screech-Owl (Megascops kennicottii)

Western Screech-Owl (Megascops kennicottii)


Class: Aves
Family: Strigidae
Common Name: Western Screech-Owl
Genus: Megascops
Species Name: kennicottii

About The Western Screech-Owl

A common small owl of the West, the Western Screech-Owl can be found in urban as well as wild lands. Occasionally takes prey larger than itself, including cottontail rabbits and Mallards. Western Screech-Owls are vulnerable to habitat loss because of urban development. Until recently it was considered the same species as the Eastern Screech-Owl.

Bibliographic Citation: "Western Screech-Owl (Megascops kennicottii)." The Cornell Lab of Ornithology All About Birds.Citation Link Accessed 27 Jan 2014.

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