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Here is some general information on the flammulated owl.
The Flammulated Owl (Otus
flammeolus) is a small, nocturnal owl approximately 15 cm (6 in) long with a 36 cm (14 in)
wingspan. It breeds from southern British Columbia and the western United States to
central Mexico. The Flammulated Owl is similar in appearance to the Western Screech Owl
but is only about one-quarter the mass, lacks large ear tufts, has dark eyes and a
different voice (but has small ear tufts that are barely visible). The Elf Owl is smaller
and the Northern Pygmy-Owl is approximately the same size.
The call is a series of relatively deep single or double hoots.
The Flammulated Owl nests in tree cavities and has 24 young at a time after a 26-day
incubation period. Nesting habitat in the western U.S. and Canada is usually mature, open
ponderosa pine and Douglas-fir forests. They mostly feed almost entirely on insects, but
will very occasionally eat small mammals such as shrews. Unlike many owls, they are
migratory, leaving Canada and the United States in the fall. In the winter, they are found
in northern Central America, from southern Mexico to Guatemala and El Salvador.
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