Owl Sounds: Eastern Screech-Owl

Photo of Eastern Screech-Owl

Eastern Screech-Owls may be the most common owls in eastern Massachusetts, but their vocalizations are not as well-known as the loud hoots of the larger Barred and Great Horned Owls.  The audio sample and spectrogram below are of an Eastern Screech-Owl who I recorded earlier this winter.  If you heard this whinny call outside your window at night, would you guess that a small owl was the source of the sound?

Spectrogram of EASOwhinny

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