Baking: Northern Pygmy-Owl

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Glaucidium gnoma

Length: 6-7 in Wingspan: 10-15 in Weight: 0.1-0.2 lbs

Identification:

Small, compact owl with circular head and long tail. Streaked chest and spotted head/back.

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Distribution:

39418991

Range map by Neotropical Birds

Cool Facts:

Northern Pygmy-Owls are small but fierce, often skewering their vanquished prey on thorns for storage — a behavior more famously associated with shrikes.

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References:

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