Megascops kennicottii

Blue came to ONC in November 2014 from a rehabilitation center in Grants Pass, Oregon. He can no longer fly after being hit by a car. Luckily, Blue was rescued by some good samaritans who took care of him before taking him to a rehabilitator. Thinking he may need liquids his rescuers gave him blue Gatorade which stained the feathers under his beak blue. This is how Blue got his name. His feathers are not blue anymore because he only gets water to drink.  

  • Average Weight: 5-8 ounces   
  • Wingspan: 19-24 inches 
  • Lifespan in the Wild: 8-10 years 
  • Lifespan in Captivity: 15-20 years 

Fascinating Facts: 

Western Screech Owls do not build nests. They are cavity nesters who prefer a hole in a tree or often inhabit a human made nesting box in residential areas with many trees. Western Screech Owls are quite small and can be seen near streetlights late at night eating up all the moths. They will also eat small mammals and reptiles.  



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