Owls (Strigiformes) - RStade

Eastern Screech Owl – Sleeping and watching

Megascops asio

June – Texas

L=8.5”...... WS=20” ...... WT=6 oz Order: Strigiformes (Owls) Family: Strigidae (Typical Owls)

Eastern Screech Owls are small owls that roost and sleep during the day and are likely to rely on camouflage for defense during these times. While hard to find in daytime they will, if found, let humans come very close before fleeing. These birds “played possum” in the dense bushes and allowed the photographer to approach within 2 feet.

Owl Eastern Screech