Western Screech Owl

Latin Name: Megascops kennicottii

Lifespan Wild: 13 yrs

Lifespan Captivity: 19 yrs

Social Behavior: Solitary or with mate  

Diet: Carnivore; Worms, bats, rats, crayfish

Mating Season: February

Incubation: 26 days

Clutch: 2-5, av 3-4

Active: Nocturnal

Sexually Dimorphic: Yes. Females larger than males

Notes: Will nest in backyard boxes

May take prey larger than itself (rabbit or even larger)

Females are larger than males

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