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Flammulated Owl

Psiloscops flammeolus ORDER: STRIGIFORMES FAMILY: STRIGIDAE

IUCN Conservation Status: Least Concern

A small owl of mountain pine forests, the Flammulated Owl is common in scattered localities throughout the West.

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Appearance

Owls
Owls
Typical Voice

Adult Description

  • Small owl.
  • Short, feathered ear tufts.
  • Gray or brownish gray.
  • Dark eyes.

Immature Description

Immature like adult.

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Field MarksHelp

  • Adult

    Flammulated Owl

    Adult
  • Fledgling

    Flammulated Owl

    Fledgling
    • © Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Modoc National Forest, California, September 2004

Similar Species

  • Western and Wiskered screech-owls have more prominent ear tufts, yellow eyes, and lack rufous in plumage.