Owls

Whiskered Screech-Owl

Megascops trichopsis
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Length: 7 in. (18 cm )
Active only at night, this small owl is a resident in pine-oak woodlands. It roosts during the daytime close to the trunk of a tree and looks like a broken stump. The nest is a cavity that is used year after year by the same pair. Food consists primarily of large insects and an occasional mouse.

The four-digit banding code is WHSO.

Female | Herbert Clarke

Male | Jim Burns


Oak-pine woodland
Bird Sound Type: Hooting
Sex of Bird: Male
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  • Article: Whiskered Screech-Owl
  • Author(s): Dr. Biology
  • Publisher: Arizona State University School of Life Sciences Ask A Biologist
  • Site name: ASU - Ask A Biologist
  • Date published: July 13, 2017
  • Date accessed: December 10, 2018
  • Link: https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/whiskered-screech-owl

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Dr. Biology. (2017, July 13). Whiskered Screech-Owl. ASU - Ask A Biologist. Retrieved December 10, 2018 from https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/whiskered-screech-owl

American Psychological Association. For more info, see http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/10/

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Dr. Biology. "Whiskered Screech-Owl". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 July, 2017. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/whiskered-screech-owl

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Dr. Biology. "Whiskered Screech-Owl". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 Jul 2017. ASU - Ask A Biologist, Web. 10 Dec 2018. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/whiskered-screech-owl

Modern Language Association, 7th Ed. For more info, see http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/08/
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