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  1. Ohhhh, that's a nice discovery, Pam! Had never heard of this species before, it's gorgeous. Posted one year ago
  2. Excellent! Posted one year ago
  3. A really wonderful shot, Pam! Posted one year ago
  4. Amazing photo! Posted one year ago
  5. Today's Facebook post:

    For those who listen carefully, the low-pitched hoots of the flammulated owl (Psiloscops flammeolus) can be heard in the montane forests of western North America. However, actually spotting this species is considerably more challenging. They have the perfect camouflage for their habitat and can be easily overlooked. Plus, they are quite tiny and only grow to about 15 cm (6 in) long. Unlike many owls, the flammulated owl is migratory—spending winter in Central America and living in the western United States and British Columbia during breeding season.

    These owls have weak feet and long wings, which hinders their ability to hunt. Plus, when hunting, they rely more on sight than on hearing, which is unusual for an owl. In addition, they are fairly loud flyers since they lack the specialized flight feathers that other owl species possess. They eat mostly nocturnal arthropods, especially lepidopterans. They may not act very owl-ish, but they are certainly successful birds, thanks in part to their petite size and cryptic plumage! {Spotted by Pamswildimages in British Columbia, Canada} #JungleDragon #FlammulatedOwl #Psiloscopsflammeolus

    Posted one year ago

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The flammulated owl is a small, nocturnal owl approximately 15 cm long with a 36 cm wingspan. With such large wings for a small body, they can fly rapidly from tree to tree.

Similar species: Owls
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Uploaded Jul 16, 2020. Captured Jun 15, 2020 05:50 in 1435 Water St, Kelowna, BC V1Y 6V7, Canada.
  • Canon EOS-1D X Mark III
  • f/8.0
  • 1/250s
  • ISO3200
  • 1200mm