Unspotted Saw-whet Owl

Aegolius ridgwayi

Order

STRIGIFORMES

Family

Barn Owls, Typical Owls (Tytonidae & Strigidae)

Code 4

USWO

Code 6

AEGRID

ITIS

HEAD

Unspotted Saw-whet Owl Head Illustration.jpg
  • Bill Shape: Hooked
  • Eye Color: Yellow to yellow-orange but can look rufous with artifical lighting.
  • Head pattern: Unique pattern
  • Crown Color: Cinnamon to brown.
  • Forehead Color: Facial disk is light brown and cream with a buff border. Forehead is light rufous.
  • Nape Color: Brown
  • Throat Color: Buffy orange.
  • Cere color: Brown, Black, Gray

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BODY

Unspotted Saw-whet Owl Body Illustration.jpg
  • Length Range: 18-20 cm (7.1-7.9 in)
  • Weight: 79 g (2.8 oz)
  • Size: Small (5 - 9 in)
  • Color Primary: Brown, Buff
  • Underparts: Cream to white.
  • Upperparts: Light brown to gray-brown.
  • Back Pattern: Solid
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

Unspotted Saw-whet Owl Flight Illustration.jpg
  • Flight Pattern: Agile, fluttery flight with quick wingbeats.
  • Wingspan Range: 30 cm (12 in)
  • Wing Shape: Broad-Wings
  • Tail shape: Rounded Tail, Squared Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid grayish brown.
  • Upper Tail: Grayish brown.
  • Under Tail: Coverts are white. Underside of retrices is gray-brown.
  • Leg Color: Legs and toes are covered in light buff feathers.
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