roosting in tree cavity (Texas, USA; 2006-04-03)

Eastern Screech Owl
Megascops asio

Native Range: North America and Middle America

Notes: a small owl with prominent "ear tufts"; comes in two distinct color phases: reddish-brown and gray; eye has a yellow iris; nests and roosts in tree cavities; song a descending whinny, rather like a horse;

showing ear tufts (Texas, USA; 2006-04-03)