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"Western Screech-Owl"
Western Screech-Owl:    The Western Screech-Owl (Megascops kennicottii) was first described in 1867 by Elliot. The species name Kennicotti was created in honour of American explorer and naturalist Robert Kennicotti. Originally the Western Screech Owl was called "Kennicott’s Owl.". Other names for the owl are: Little Horned Owl, Dusk Owl, Ghost Owl, Mouse Owl, Cat Owl, Little Cat Owl, Puget Sound Screech Owl, Washington Screech Owl, and Coastal Screech Owl.

 
Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge, Oregon ...

Image, 2011, Tualatin River NWR, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Western Screech-Owl, Tualatin River NWR, Oregon. Image taken February 19, 2011. Canon EOS 60d, 200zoom.
Image, 2011, Tualatin River NWR, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Western Screech-Owl in Cedar tree, Tualatin River NWR, Oregon. Image taken February 19, 2011. Canon EOS 60d, 200zoom.


"Raptor talk", Ridgefield NWR, Washington ...

Image, 2008, Ridgefield NWR, Washington, click to enlarge Image, 2008, Ridgefield NWR, Washington, click to enlarge
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Western Screech-Owl, Ridgefield NWR, Washington. Part of a Raptors talk presented to school children. Image taken May 9, 2008.
Image, 2008, Ridgefield NWR, Washington, click to enlarge
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Western Screech-Owl, Ridgefield NWR, Washington. Part of a Raptors talk presented to school children. Image taken May 9, 2008.



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