Sleeping EASTERN SCREECH OWL
The Eastern Screech Owl is a small owl that is relatively common in Eastern North America, from Mexico to Canada.
They are strictly nocturnal, roosting during the day in cavities or next to tree trunks [as shown - they are wonderfully camouflaged]. They are quite common, and can often be found in residential areas. Though they generally go unnoticed, these owls are frequently heard calling at night, especially during their spring breeding season.
Despite their name, this owl (nor most “screech-owls”) doesn’t truly screech. The Eastern Screech-Owl’s call is a haunting tremolo with a descending, whinny-like quality.
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