The eastern screech owl or eastern screech-owl is a small owl that is relatively common in Eastern North America, from Mexico to Canada. This species is native to most wooded environments of its distribution, and more so than any other owl in its range, has adapted well to manmade development, although it frequently avoids detection due to its strictly nocturnal habits.Scientific name: Megascops asio
Biological classification: Species
Belongs to: Screech owl
Eastern Screech Owl (Megascops asio, grey morph).