Eastern Screech Owl in Southwest Austin Neighborhood

By: ralphbarrera

Jul 18 2013

Category: Photojournalism

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This juvenile Eastern screech owl was found hanging on a red oak tree limb in southwest Austin. This owl is often considered the most common avian predator, emerging from its nest or roost hole at dusk to hawk insects or hunt other small prey, including songbirds and rodents. This type of owl is either classified as an Eastern or Western screech owl, but their geographical location overlaps somewhat, with Western Screech owls being found in the Big Bend area.

Photo by Ralph Barrera

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