Owl Pictures, great pictures of northern pygmy owls in nature
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Here is some general information on the northern pygmy-owl.
The Northern Pygmy-owl or Mountain
Pygmy-owl, Glaucidium gnoma (sometimes Glaucidium californicum), is a small owl.
Adults are 1517 cm in overall length (nearly 6 inches) and are gray, brownish-gray
or rufous in colour. This owl has a round white spotted head, weakly defined facial disc,
and dark upper breast, wings and tail, the latter quite long compared to other owls. The
eyes are yellow and the bill is yellowish-green. The bird has two black nape spots
outlined in white on the back of its head, which look like eyes. The mid to lower breast
is white with darker vertical streaking. Legs are feathered down to the four well-armed
toes on each foot.
Males will regularly perch at the top of the tallest available conifer trees to issue
their territorial call, making them somewhat ventriloquistic in sloped landscapes, and
causing distress and confusion among observers on the ground hoping to get a glimpse.