I’m not sure what happened to Lana, but she is no longer able to fly because of a wing injury so she resides at the Carolina Raptor Center. She is a Red Phase Eastern Screech Owl.
The Eastern Screech Owl is a small, nocturnal, woodland Owl. There are two colour morphs, a gray phase and a reddish-brown phase.When threatened, an Eastern Screech Owl will stretch its body and tighten its feathers in order to look like a branch stub to avoid detection, but will take flight when it knows it has been detected. In open roosts, gray-phase birds tend to roost next to a tree trunk, whereas red-phase birds tend to roost in outer foliage, possibly because of thermal requirements. – The Owl Pages
Featured – The Beauty of Nature Group – 04/18/10
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