I met this little owl in person. Sadly, he was missing one eye, so I decided to return it to him in this painting and set him free in his natural habitat. You can almost hear him hoot!
The coloring of a screech owl (megascops kennicottii) helps them blend into the trees. When in danger, a screech owl can adjust its body to look like a branch by stretching out and pulling its wings in close.
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