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- Small, nocturnal, predatory bird
- Large, rounded head with ear tufts
- Yellow eyes
- Dense streaking on underparts with finer barring
- Some birds have rusty plumage, others dark gray
- Sexes similar
These birds live open woodlands or deciduous forests and can
often be found in city parks and wooded urban areas. They generally live
in the hollowed out areas of the trees and stumps or in the old nests of
A common, permanent resident in Atlanta.