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Whiskered screech-owl        Images © Mark A. Chappell

Whiskered screech-owls are found in the US only on a few of the mountain ranges ('sky islands') in southeastern Arizona.   They have a characteristic 'telegraph' duet call between mated pairs and otherwise closely resemble western screech-owls, which often live in adjacent habitats.   These were in Madera Canyon in the Santa Rita Mountains, and the Chiracahua Mountains to the east.

  • Canon 7D2 or 5D4; 800 mm IS lens, electronic flash (2017, 2018, 2020)