IWRC Raptor ID Series
 
Whiskered (Screech) Owl Characteristics
   
 

(photo of hindneck
needed)

(closeup of feather
needed)
light gray with
heavily mottled brownish gray
yellow irises
long break
dark brown outline of
facial disc
white spots on greater wing coverts and hindneck
dark gray feather shafts
horizontal bars on feathers


bristle tipped facial feathers
('whiskers')
feet not feathered
 
Red phase
(photo needed)
Gray phase

 

2 Subspecies:

Whiskered Owl
Arizona Whiskered Owl

Two phases (red & gray)
   
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