Eurasian Pygmy Owl
The Eurasian Pygmy Owl (Glaucidium passerinum) is a tiny owl. It is found in the boreal forests of Eurasia, usually at the edges of clearings. It nests in old Woodpecker holes, often those of the Great Spotted Woodpecker. This is a sedentary species, resident throughout the year in its range.
This Starling-sized bird hunts at dawn and dusk, rather than in total darkness. It preys on birds and small mammals, such as voles.