IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)

"Cool facts"

A common small owl of the West, the Western Screech-Owl can be found in urban as well as wild lands.

Occasionally takes prey larger than itself, including cottontail rabbits and Mallards.

Western Screech-Owls are vulnerable to habitat loss because of urban development.

Until recently it was considered the same species as the Eastern Screech-Owl.


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