Pygmy owl


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Pygmy owl (Zoöl) the gnome.
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In literature:

It is said to be more nocturnal than the Pygmy Owls and to feed almost exclusively upon insects.
"The Bird Book" by Chester A. Reed
California Pygmy Owl= (G. g. californicum).
"Color Key to North American Birds" by Frank M. Chapman

In news:

The US Fish & Wildlife Service will reconsider its decision to take a southern Arizona pygmy owl off the endangered species list, the agency said Friday.
Explorer file photo, The catcus ferruginous pygmy -owl, Tucson shovel-nosed snake (above) and Southwestern willow flycatcher are among the 13 species Marana seeks to protect with its habitat conservation plan.
A Northern Pygmy -Owl perched just above Howie Wemyss during an Oregon hike.
The barn owl, pygmy snaketail dragonfly and Butler's garter snake could be among the species removed from Wisconsin's endangered list.
Small owls such as Pygmy owls and saw-whet owls are small so they usually hunt for large insects and small rodents like shrews and mice.
Burrowing owls and pygmy owls are more likely to be active during the day or diurnal.
On the prowl with Oregon's pygmy owls.