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.