Utah Bird Profile
 Western Screech-Owl - Megascops kennicottii

Name Roots: ( - for Robert Kennicott )

In Utah:   
by Paul Higgins

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characteristic behaviors:
Nests in a snag or in a cactus at a height of 5-30 feet, in a cavity nest. This species is not a cowbird host. During the breeding season, this species is an insectivore/carnivore: ground hawker. During the non-breeding seasons this species is a carnivore: ground hawker.
Habitat: Breeds in Utah in mountain riparian and lowland riparian habitats.
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