Eastern Screech Owl
Tucker was hit by a car. The collision resulted in the loss of vision in his left eye. While most screech owls are either grey or red, Tucker is an intermediate morph and brown in color.
Hatch Year: 2010
Average Weight: 4-8 ounces | Tucker: 5 ounces
Wingspan: 19-24 in
Lifespan in the Wild: 10 years
Lifespan in Captivity: 15 years
Fun Fact: Eastern Screech Owls most often come in two colors or “morphs” – red and grey. Tucker is a very rare owl, as he is a perfect intermediate between the two!
About my Species: Common in Wisconsin, Screech Owls are recognized by their trilling call, instead of a hoot. Their colors allow them to camouflage in with their natural environment. Screech owl feathers blend in nearly perfectly with tree bark, effectively making them disappear when nesting in tree cavities.