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12 Animals That Are Masters of Camouflage

Eastern Screech Owl

  • Class: Birds
  • Order: Owls
  • Family: True owls
  • Habitat: Eastern USA
  • Camouflage: Mimesis

Lots of animals use camouflage because they have no claws, teeth or other tools to defend themselves. The eastern screech owl isn#t one of these animals. It’s doesn't worry about attackers. It's the other way round: The bird doesn’t want to be seen by its prey. They’re helped by their brush-like ears, which look like broken branches.

Their name is very apt: These owls live in eastern America and their call really does sound like a screech. But you’re much more likely to hear these owls than see them.

Trick: Disguises itself as tree bark

Eastern Screech Owl Eastern Screech Owl - Photo: artcphotos/Shutterstock


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