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Eastern Screech Owl: Mestaae


Quick Facts:

  • Hatch year 2008
  • Weight: 6 oz.
  • Found out of nest
  • Un-releasable due to insufficient flight,
  • “Socialized” toward humans
  • Male
  • Flight status unknown

Mestaae’s story:

This Eastern screech-owl is a permanent resident at The Raptor Center. He was hatched in spring 2008 and was found as a nestling. Unfortunately he was not brought to The Raptor Center quickly enough and became a human-imprinted bird. Due to this, he lost some of his human fear and does not display all the normal screech-owl behaviors that he needs to in order to survive. Therefore he will have to spend the rest of his life in captivity. The name is a Cheyenne word for “spirit of the night/owl” and was chosen from over 800 entry suggestions.


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