Flammulated Owl Identification

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The Four Keys to ID

  • Size & Shape

    A very small owl, similar in shape to a screech-owl but smaller, with shorter “ear” tufts.

    Relative Size

    Smaller than a Western Screech-Owl; about the same size as a Northern Pygmy-Owl.

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    Measurements
    • Both Sexes
      • Length: 5.9-6.7 in (15-17 cm)
      • Weight: 1.5-2.2 oz (43-63 g)
      • Wingspan: 15.9-16.1 in (40.5-41 cm)