Eastern screech-owls are equipped with great hearing, big eyes, and talented feathers. The screech owl can use its hearing to locate its prey, even if its prey is hidden underground or camouflaged. Their enormous eyes allow them to capture any small movements in the dark. Its plumage resembles the look of tree bark, which allows them to blend into their environment. Screech-owls can mimic the movement of branches by swaying back and forth. They have the ability to enlarge their appearance of their body by fluffing up their feathers. This tactic is used to scare away larger birds of prey.
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Location: This animal is not on exhibit. It is part of our educational collection and may only be seen in programs inside or outside of the zoo.
Arrived at EPZ: Hoo-Hoodini - 04/24/2013; Munchkin - 03/05/2013; Hazel - 5/4/2014; Zeppelin - 2/10/2016