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A Northern Pygmy-Owl on the hunt at “Little Mountain” outside Parksville, Vancouver Island.
Northern Pygmy-Owls are only 15 to 18 cm. (6 to 7 inches),...
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A Northern Pygmy-Owl on the hunt at “Little Mountain” outside Parksville, Vancouver Island.
Northern Pygmy-Owls are only 15 to 18 cm. (6 to 7 inches), tall which could account for why they are considered an uncommon resident throughout most of its range in western North America. It is one of the least studied avian species and is protected from harm in British Columbia. They have yellow eyes and are greyish brown with a white belly streaked with brown and have black patches with white borders on the back of their head suggesting false eyes.
The Northern Pygmy-Owl may be tiny, but it’s a ferocious hunter with a taste for songbirds as well as insects, amphibians and small mammals. They hunt during the day by sitting quietly and surprising their prey. As a defensive measure, songbirds often gather to mob sitting owls until they fly away. This day there were about a dozen hummingbirds in a nearby tree that were obviously disturbed by the presence of this Pygmy-Owl.

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laurenkaymyers September 29, 2017
Oh my gosh! I love this little owl. Owls are my favorite bird. How exciting it must have been for you to spot this bird and photograph it. Awesome!
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ChelseaLaneCreations October 08, 2017
super capture my friend....I love these lil owls...hard to come by here..but have captured a few shots.
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blunder October 08, 2017
Thanks Chelsea, they are hard to find, but now I know where to look!
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Eddieuuu071 February 23, 2018
Thank you for submitting your wonderful photo to my Owls Challenge! Best of luck!

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