Screech Owl is distributed from Costa Rica to most of South America east
of the Andes and north of central Argentina.
It is found in a wide
variety of forest and wooded habitats, semi-open areas and even urban
There are a variety of different coloured morphs
ranging from grey through grey-brown and brown to rufous. There are two
very different colour morphs here if you compare photos 1 and 2 with
photos 3 to 4.
It feeds mainly on
insects as well as spiders, earthworms and, occasionally, small mammals.