- Pipilo erythrophthalmus
Eastern Screech Owls have proportionally large heads with ear tufts, short tails, and a stocky body shape. Eastern Screech Owls have a mottled plumage that comes in two distinct color morphs, referred to as red phase and gray phase.
Eastern Screech Owls are nocturnal and will roost in tree trunks or cavities during the day. Despite their name, their call is a descending, soft whinny.
|Hatched||Added to Birdorable on: 18 November 2011|
|Scientific Name||Megascops asio|
(as of 28 March 2017)
6.3 to 10 inches
4.3 to 8.6 ounces
|Range||North America United States (East)|