Eastern Screech-Owl

Megascops asio
Eastern Screech-Owl specimens on display in the exhibit "Birds of D.C."

DC Information

Fairly common permanent resident – the only owl that occurs in the city streets as well as in the parks and nearby countryside. There are two color phases, red and gray, regardless of sex or age. The nesting season is from late March to mid-July. Female is larger than male.

Specimen Information

This is the record for the bird on the left.
Date:  5/25/1905
Collected By:  Theodore S Cox
Locality:  Brightwood, DC
Sex:  Immature
Catalog ID:  192733
 
This record is for the bird in the middle.
Date:  5/25/1905
Collected By:  Theodore S Cox
Locality:  Brightwood, DC
Sex:  Immature
Catalog ID:  192734