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“Kentucky”

Eastern Screech Owl
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Kentucky, the Eastern Screech Owl, was first treated at Raptor Rehabilitation of Kentucky in Louisville before VINS became his permanent home. He suffered head trauma and a damaged right eye after a collision with a vehicle in 2004. VINS' rehabilitators make sure to monitor his right eye carefully during his biannual health checks.  
It can be challenging to spot Kentucky in our exhibit, due to an Eastern Screech Owls small size and how well they camouflage. Some Screech Owls are gray, but Kentucky is a “red morph” with rufous-brown feathers. He likes to perch very still on top of the log in his exhibit, often with his feathers fluffed out.
The Center for Wild Bird Rehabilitation ensures that all exhibit birds receive comfortable living quarters and a variety of nutritious foods. Kentucky eats mostly small mice and occasionally pieces of rat, which he enjoys hiding all around his enclosure. We are grateful to our volunteers who find and remove these leftovers!
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Adopt Packages

Thank you for helping support the care of our Eastern Screech Owl, Kentucky, through the RISE Adopt a Raptor Program. Together, we can protect our natural heritage through education, research and avian wildlife rehabilitation.

$30

ADOPT PACKAGE

Adoption Certificate
Species Fact Sheet
Digital Photo

$50

ADOPT PACKAGE

Adoption Certificate
Species Fact Sheet
Color Photo
Window Cling Decal

$100

ADOPT PACKAGE

Adoption Certificate 
Species Fact Sheet 
Color Photo 
Window Cling Decal
Reusable Shopping Bag

$500

ADOPT PACKAGE

Adoption Certificate 
Species Fact Sheet 
Color Photo 
Window Cling Decal
Reusable Shopping Bag
Behind-the-Scenes Tour