Northern Pygmy-Owl

Glaucidium gnoma
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Length: 7 in. (17 cm )
Active day and night in dense coniferous and broad-leafed forests, this small owl preys on rodents, small birds and sometimes insects. It often sits on exposed branches and snags and attracts mobs of small birds that hassle it continually during the day. The nest cavity is high in a tree, and adults often rest in the cavity as well.

The four-digit banding code is NOPO.

Male | Herbert Clarke

Female | Oliver Niehuis

Fir forest

Oak-pine woodland

Riparian / River forest
Bird Sound Type: Hooting
Sex of Bird: Male
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  • Article: Northern Pygmy-Owl
  • Author(s): Dr. Biology
  • Publisher: Arizona State University School of Life Sciences Ask A Biologist
  • Site name: ASU - Ask A Biologist
  • Date published: July 13, 2017
  • Date accessed: April 14, 2024
  • Link: https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/northern-pygmy-owl

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Dr. Biology. (2017, July 13). Northern Pygmy-Owl. ASU - Ask A Biologist. Retrieved April 14, 2024 from https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/northern-pygmy-owl

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Dr. Biology. "Northern Pygmy-Owl". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 July, 2017. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/northern-pygmy-owl

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Dr. Biology. "Northern Pygmy-Owl". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 Jul 2017. ASU - Ask A Biologist, Web. 14 Apr 2024. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/northern-pygmy-owl

Modern Language Association, 7th Ed. For more info, see http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/08/
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