Eastern Screech-Owl Photo Gallery
Look in the trees on twilight hikes along trails running through forests.
What does the Eastern Screech-Owl look like?
Eastern Screech Owls can be gray to a reddish-brown with patterned bands. They have bright yellow eyes on large heads, minimal necks, rounded wings and short square tails. Their ears are pointed with tufts.
Eastern Screech-Owl Habitat
Eastern Screech-Owl Facts
Eastern Screech Owls have a varied diet. They will eat insects, amphibians, reptiles, small mammals and other birds. They stalk prey by sitting silently in a tree waiting to hear or see unsuspecting prey. Like other owls and raptors, males are smaller than females. They regurgitate the bones and fur of prey into pellets that litter the ground beneath a nest. They are monogamous and remain together for life.