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Eastern Screech Owl Characteristics
         
Adults
         
 

Photo by Carol Lee

Photo by Carol Lee

Photo by Jean Chamberlain
         
 
ear tufts set far apart
held erect or flat against
the head
can stretch its body
& squint its eyes
yellow irises
pale grayish blue-green to
yellow-green beak
         
         
 

Photo by Gary Siftar

Photo by Jean Chamberlain
         
 
Two phases (red & gray)
Intermediate phase occasionally occurs

         
Nestlings
         
 

Photo by Gary Siftar
     
 
yellow eyes
greenish-gray beak
     
         
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