IWRC Raptor ID Series
Whiskered (Screech) Owl Characteristics

(photo of hindneck

(closeup of feather
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
feet not feathered
Red phase
(photo needed)
Gray phase


2 Subspecies:

Whiskered Owl
Arizona Whiskered Owl

Two phases (red & gray)
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