Northern Pygmy Owl
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The Northern Pygmy Owl is a small owl that is found in North America. This owl is the smallest owl in North America and it is also the most common owl in Washington State. The Northern Pygmy Owl lives in a wide variety of habitats, including forests, woodlands, gardens, and even parks.

This little owl has brown feathers with white spots on its head and wings. It has a round head, large eyes, and a short tail. The Northern Pygmy Owl feeds on a variety of prey, including insects, spiders, small rodents, and birds.

The Northern Pygmy Owl is an interesting bird to watch. It is not often seen by people, but when it is spotted it is sure to capture their attention. This little owl is a beautiful creature and it is a pleasure to see it in the wild.

Animal population
80,000
Population
IUCN Classification
Least Concern (LC)
IUCN Classification

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Geeky Facts about the Northern Pygmy Owl

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They can carry prey weighing more than twice their own weight.

Fact 2

Northern pygmy owls live in tree cavities dug by woodpeckers and nest themselves in the cavity.

Fact 3

They often eat only the brains of birds and the soft abdomen of insects.

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