Northern Pygmy-Owl

Glaucidium gnoma

Order

STRIGIFORMES

Family

Barn Owls, Typical Owls (Tytonidae & Strigidae)

Code 4

NOPO

Code 6

GLAGNO

ITIS

HEAD

Northern Pygmy-Owl Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Hooked
  • Eye Color: Clouded lemon yellow in juveniles; Deep yellow in adults.
  • Head pattern: Spotted, Unique pattern, Eyebrow
  • Crown Color: Rust-brown to gray-brown with fine white spotting.
  • Forehead Color: Rust-brown or gray-brown with fine white spotting and white eyebrows.
  • Nape Color: Two black spots bordered in white.
  • Throat Color: White
  • Cere color: Gray

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BODY

Northern Pygmy-Owl Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 18-19 cm (7-7.5 in)
  • Weight: 62 g (2.2 oz)
  • Size: Small (5 - 9 in)
  • Color Primary: Brown
  • Underparts: White with dark streaking.
  • Upperparts: Rust-brown to gray-brown and may have white spotting.
  • Back Pattern: Solid
  • Belly Pattern: Striped or streaked
  • Breast Pattern: Spotted or speckled

FLIGHT

Northern Pygmy-Owl Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Undulating flight., Bursts of quick wingbeats.
  • Wingspan Range: 30 cm (12 in)
  • Wing Shape: Pointed-Wings
  • Tail shape: Notched Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Brown overall with faint spotting.
  • Upper Tail: Rust-brown to gray-brown.
  • Under Tail: White
  • Leg Color: Feathered in buff-white.
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