Point Pelee National Park of Canada
Birds of Point Pelee National Park
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Owl, Eastern Screech
-Otus asio (Linnaeus)
A small eared owl with yellow eyes, thus very similar to Western Screech Owl. In eastern Canada any small owl with well-developed ear tufts is probably this species. The Eastern Screech Owl has two well-marked plumage colour phases (grey and rufescent) regardless of sex or age.