Western screech owl sound clip
The House of Owls by Tony AngellFor a quarter of a century, Tony Angell and his family shared the remarkable experience of closely observing pairs of western screech owls that occupied a nesting box outside the window of their forest home. The journals in which the author recorded his observations, and the captivating drawings he created, form the heart of this compelling book—a personal account of an artist-naturalist’s life with owls. Angell’s extensive illustrations show owls engaged in what owls do—hunting, courting, raising families, and exercising their inquisitive natures—and reveal his immeasurable respect for their secret lives and daunting challenges.
Angell discusses the unique characteristics that distinguish owls from other bird species and provides a fascinating overview of the impact owls have had on human culture and thought. He also offers detailed scientific descriptions of the nineteen species of owls found in North America, as well as their close relatives elsewhere. Always emphasizing the interaction of humans and owls, the author affirms by his own example the power of these birds both to beguile and to inspire.
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The Introduction Article is just the first of 11 articles in each species account that provide life history information for the species. The remaining articles provide detailed information regarding distribution, migration, habitat, diet, sounds, behavior, breeding, current population status and conservation. Written and continually updated by acknowledged experts on each species, Birds of North America accounts include a comprehensive bibliography of published research on the species. The species is generally absent from higher elevations, especially at the northern end of its range. One of the most common owls in low elevation woodlands and deserts from central Mexico and the western United States north along the Pacific Coast, the Western Screech-Owl exhibits considerable geographic variation both in size and coloration, and its subspecific taxonomy is complicated. This owl occurs in a wide variety of wooded habitats ranging from arid woodland in southern areas to confer-dominated forests in the Pacific Northwest.
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Note : Xeno-canto follows the IOC taxonomy. External sites may use a different taxonomy. Total recording duration Results format: detailed concise codes sonograms. Alarm calls by western screech owls shortly after I whistled an imitation of a northern pygmy owl. A pygmy owl had also vocalized shortly before I obtained this recording. Habitat: deep in an east-west canyon that partially burned in ; numerous canyon live oaks, California sycamores, California Bay, bigleaf maples, bigcone Douglas-firs, and chaparral.