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Western Screech-Owl - Megascops kennicottii

Photo: tony battiste; 2010 Jul 9; USA, Arizona; Ash Canyon, Cochise Co; Adult; Breeding;
Song: The common call is an accelerating trilling hoot that ascends slightly in pitch "pwep pwep pwep pwep pwepewepwepwepepepepe", cadence like a bouncing ball. Trilling tremolo drops in pitch at end and is less slurred than Eastern Screech Owl's. Other calls similar to Eastern Screech.
Sound: John Neville (Bird Songs of Canada's West Coast); Canada, British Columbia; Salt Spring Island; Adult; Primary Sound;


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