Fine art illustration of a Western Screech Owl. The print is hand-signed by the artist and is guaranteed to arrive in perfect condition. The reproduction of this original pen and ink drawing is done on high quality acid-free archival paper. Call 1 800-913-7906 for more information or to order by phone. Click here for shipping info.
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The Western Screech Owl was completed on 10.5.2010. A good friend
encountered one of these birds of prey while camping. He snapped a couple
good images, and while I hadn't seen it myself, I knew I wanted to add
this owl to my library of wildlife images. The drawing is based on a
photo by Johanna van de Woestijne.
The Western Screech Owl is a small, nocturnal, woodland bird of prey native to the forests, scrublands and riparian woodlands of western North America, from Alaska down into Northern Mexico. It is one of the west's most frequently encounter owls, usually at the lower elevations. This owl is very aggressive when it comes to defending it's nest, and has been know to attack human who stray to close. They feed on a variety of prey such as insects, moths, small mammals like mice, shrews, pocket gophers, amphibians, crustaceans, and even farm animals like small ducks and chickens. The name "kennicotti" was given to this owl to honor Robert Kennicott who was an American explorer and naturalist.