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Flammulated Owl

The Flammulated Owl (Otus flammeolus) is a small predatory owl that breeds in southern British Columbia and the western United States. Unlike many owls, they are migratory, leaving much of North America in the fall.

This owl is small at six inches and is similar in size to the Western
Screech Owl but lacks large ear tufts and has dark eyes and a different voice. Although small, the Elf Owl and Pygmy Owl are smaller.

The Flammulated Owl nests in a tree cavity in mature, open ponderosa pine habitat. They have three to four young at a time. The incubation period is 26 days. They mostly feed on insects, but will also eat mice and other small prey.

Flammulated Owl


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