It is easy to identify the eastern screech owl as it is only 8 inches tall with two tiny feather tufts (called ear tuffs) on its head. These owls are highly nocturnal so it's difficult to get a chance to see them hunt, but they are known to catch and devour insects, frogs, salamanders, crayfish, songbirds and even small mammals. Both the male and female owls look alike, but these owls can be seen sporting either red or gray plumage.
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Eastern screech owl
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