Anne Fleming

Other Names for Birds III: Screech Owl

Little Horned Owl

Gray Owl

Red Owl

Little Dukelet

Mottled Owl

Shivering Owl

One wonders how the man who named this bird the “Screech” Owl would feel about a real screech, and how he would describe it. For the bird’s characteristic cry is a singularly mournful and plaintive little wail, with never the suggestion of a screech about it. —T. Gilbert Pearson


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