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“Kentucky”

Eastern Screech Owl
Megascops asio

Kentucky, the Eastern Screech Owl, was first treated at Raptor Rehabilitation of Kentucky in Louisville before VINS became her permanent home. She suffered head trauma and a damaged right eye after a collision with a vehicle in 2004. VINS' rehabilitators make sure to monitor her right eye carefully during her biannual health checks.
Kentucky is a rufous-morph Eastern Screech Owl, with the russet orange feathers characteristic of this species in its southern range. These owls are cavity nesters, searching for holes in trees or even the sides of buildings to lay their eggs and raise their young. However, they often roost in these cavities during the day, as they provide a safe place to sleep. Kentucky is fond of wedging herself in the various cavities around her enclosure, so you have to be patient and observant to locate her!
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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