A tiny, plump, long-tailed owl, smaller than an American Robin and other large thrushes. Its small size and long tail mean that it could be mistaken for a songbird at first glance. Like other pygmy-owls, Ferruginous Pygmy-Owls lack ear tufts, contributing to a round-headed look.
Larger than an Elf Owl, smaller than a Western Screech-Owl.robin-sized
- Both Sexes
- Length: 5.5-7.1 in (14-18 cm)
- Weight: 1.9-2.8 oz (53-79 g)
- Wingspan: 11.8 in (30 cm)