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Screech-Owl red morph

Screech-Owl red morph
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Copyright: PETER TAMAS (sirianul) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 509] (3544)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-02-26
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/11, 1/320 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-02-26 20:04
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Points: 4
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My first Screech-Owl red morph made my day.

The Eastern Screech Owl is a small nocturnal owl of the woodlands with an average length of about 9 inches however; the male of the species is roughly an inch shorter. The female has an average wingspan of 22 inches versus the males at 21 inches. The normal weight of the female is 7.3 ounces with the male near 7 ounces.

There are two color morphs of the Eastern Screech Owl, a gray phase and a rufous (reddish-brown) phase. It can be difficult to distinguish the Eastern from the Western species but the color of the bill will decide. Eastern Screech Owls have gray-green bills while Western Screech Owls have gray to black bills. Their "call' can also separate the two species. The call of the Eastern male includes a long trill or a whinny during courtship while the females may hoot or bark while defending the nest.

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  • thijs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 82 W: 1 N: 104] (529)
  • [2012-02-27 3:37]

Hi Peter

Quite a funny shot. Well seen! It is a beautifull little owl. I like it.


wow Peter! such a cute close-up of this owl :) i liked the depth of its eyes. nicely captured mood. loved it.

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