Unspotted Saw-whet Owl

Aegolius ridgwayi

Order

STRIGIFORMES

Family

Barn Owls, Typical Owls (Tytonidae & Strigidae)

Code 4

USWO

Code 6

AEGRID

ITIS

Egg Color:

White



Number of Eggs:

2 - 6



Incubation Days:

21



Egg Incubator:

Female



Nest Location:

Old woodpecker hole.



Nest Material:

Unknown



Migration:

Nonmigratory



SPONSORED ADVERTISEMENTS

General

Unspotted Saw-whet Owl: Small owl with brown upperparts and breast, rest of underparts buff. Mottled gray-brown facial disk with white between and just above eyes, and with narrow, mottled white outline. No ear tufts, eyes yellow or brown, black bill. Medium length rounded wings, short, plain tail. Feathered buff-gray toes. Sexes similar.

Range and Habitat

Unspotted Saw-whet owl: Resides in the Chiapas state of southern Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, south to western Panama. Lives in humid oak and pine-oak forests in highlands and cloud forests. Found from 1,600 to 3,000 meters, sometimes to 1,400 meters in Guatemala.

Breeding and Nesting

Unspotted Saw-whet Owl: Two to six white eggs are laid in a tree cavity and assumed to be incubated by the female for around three weeks.

Foraging and Feeding

Unspotted Saw-whet Owl: Eats moths and other insects, small rodents, and probably other small animals. Insect prey can be caught with its talons in flight, it also hunts for prey by swooping down to the ground from a perch.

Vocalization

Unspotted Saw-whet owl: Song is a series of whistled notes, "hoo hoo hoo hoo hoo".

Similar Species

Unspotted Saw-whet Owl: None in this range.

.
UnderpartsX

Belly, undertail coverts, chest, flanks, and foreneck.

UpperpartsX
Back, rump, hindneck, wings, and crown.
BreastX
The upper front part of a bird.
Parts of a Standing bird X
Head Feathers and Markings X
Parts of a Flying bird X