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Flammulated Owl

Otus flammeolus

Flammulated Owl
copyright Herbert Clarke
Length: 7 in. (17 cm)
This tiny owl is active only at night in open montane pine and oak-pine forest. It feeds almost exclusively on insects that are captured in the air or from branches, trunks and the ground. The nest is in an abandoned woodpecker hole. Its peculiar song is given mainly on moonlit nights. This species comes in two color types - reddish brown and gray. The four-digit banding code is FLOW.
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Male
copyright Herbert Clarke

Fir forest
Fir forest

Oak-pine woodland
Oak-pine woodland

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Male
Hooting (sound type)
Bird Call
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Male
Hooting (sound type)
Bird Call

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