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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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Calls

  • Male territorial hoot or advertising song
  • Female hoot
  • Begging snores of nestlings and low amplitude hoot given by an adult announcing a food delivery to the nest
  • Bark by an alerted female, and nestling begging snore
  • Male alarm bark
  • Female moan
  • Distress shriek and bill clap
  • Courtesy of Macaulay Library
    © Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

Call a rather deep-pitched, single "hoot," like blowing across the top of a bottle.

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