The Eastern Screech-Owl is a master of disguise. The owl sometimes seeks out a tree cavity to rest in during the day, and positions itself to fill the mouth cavity. Its gray and brown feathers blend in seamlessly with the surrounding tree bark. Even when the owl perches on a branch, it is still difficult to distinguish it from a broken snag. When hidden like this, they’re hard for even experienced birders to spot. Most birders only know this owl by its nightly song. Would you be able to spot the Eastern Screech-Owl?

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