Animal Pictures Archive
Animal Photo Album

New Photos Animal News Animal Sounds Animal Movies Upload Photo Copyright Korean
Funny Animal Photos Monsters in Animalia Wiki Articles   Fun Facts about Animals Links Home Mobile A.P.A.
Delete Modify    
Whiskered Screech-owl (Megascops trichopsis) - wiki latin dict size=80   common dict size=512
Image Info Original File Name: Whiskered Screech-Owl, Megascops trichopsis 2.jpg Resolution: 875x580 File Size: 109988 Bytes Date: 2007:08:20 15:53:35 Upload Time: 2007:08:20 15:56:17
Author Name (E-mail): Unknown
Subject Whiskered Screech-owl (Megascops trichopsis) - wiki

Whiskered Screech-owl (Megascops trichopsis) - wiki; DISPLAY FULL IMAGE.
Email : E-Card | Poster | Web Master    Delete   Edit Info   Admin

Description
Whiskered Screech-owl (Megascops trichopsis) - wiki

Whiskered Screech Owl
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

[Photo] Whiskered Screech-Owl (Otus trichopsis) This small owl ranges through the highlands of western Honduras in pine/oak habitat mostly above 1,000m. Like most screech-owls, its presence is usually only detected at night and can usually be lured in with a tape recording. One was heard on the evening of Apr. 3, 2005 near Gracias, Lempira. This photo was taken at the Entre Pinos resort in El Salvador just over the border from Ocotepeque. Source: Birds of Honduras. Photo by Larry Wan

The Whiskered Screech-Owl, Megascops trichopsis, is a small scops owl.

Adults occur in 2 color morphs, in either brown or dark grey plumage. They have a round head with ear tufts, yellow eyes and a yellowish bill. The bird looks very similar to a Western Screech Owl, but has heavier barring on the breast, and is slightly smaller in size.

Their breeding habitat is dense coniferous or oak woodlands, and coffee plantations usually occurring at higher elevations than Western Screech Owl. It ranges from southeasternmost Arizona-(the Madrean sky islands region), in the United States to north central Nicaragua.

These birds wait on a perch and swoop down on prey; they also capture targeted food items in flight. They mainly eat small mammals and large insects, with grasshoppers, beetles, moths making up a large portion of their diet. They are active at night or near dusk, using their excellent hearing and night vision to locate prey.

The most common call is a series of about 8 regularly spaced “boo” notes, slightly higher in the middle, slightly lower at each end.

3 to 4 eggs are usually laid in April or May, usually found in a tree cavity or old woodpecker hole 5 to 7 meters above the ground.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whiskered_Screech_Owl
The text in this page is based on the copyrighted Wikipedia article shown in above URL. It is used under the GNU Free Documentation License. You may redistribute it, verbatim or modified, providing that you comply with the terms of the GFDL.

Copyright Info AnimmalPicturesArchive.com does not have the copyright for this image. This photograph or artwork is copyright by the photographer or the original artist. If you are to use this photograph, please contact the copyright owner or the poster.

Search Major Animal Websites
Misidentified?
Need further identification?
Any comment?
Leave your message here.
Name :    PASSWORD :
Email :
 
Search
Back List Upload Home Korean
CopyLeft © since 1995, Animal Pictures Archive. All rights may be reserved.
Powered by KRISTAL IRMS

Stats