Northern Saw-whet Owl

Other Names: none

Distribution: discontinuously throughout central North America.

Northern Saw-whet Owl distribution range map

Description:

Size: 17-21 cm in length with a 46-56 cm wingspan.

Plumage: Generally brown above and white below, with white streaks on the forehead and a short tail. Juveniles are chocolate-brown above and buff below, with a white triangle on the forehead extending between the eyes. The beak is black and the eyes are yellow.

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Northern Saw-whet Owl

Northern Saw-whet Owl

Bill Shape
hooked
Regions
alabama
alaska
alberta
arizona
arkansas
baja california
british columbia
california
colorado
connecticut
delaware
district of columbia
florida
georgia
idaho
illinois
indiana
iowa
kansas
kentucky
labrador
louisiana
maine
manitoba
maryland
massachusetts
mexico
michigan
minnesota
mississippi
missouri
montana
nebraska
nevada
new brunswick
new foundland
new hampshire
new jersey
new mexico
new york
north carolina
north dakota
nova scotia
ohio
oklahoma
ontario
oregon
pennsylvania
quebec
rhodeisland
saskatchewan
south carolina
south dakota
tennessee
texas
utah
vermont
virginia
washington
west virginia
wisconsin
wyoming
yukon
Tail Shape
rounded-tail
Wing Shape
broad-wings
long-wings
Sounds
hooting
Habitat
fir forest
oakpinewoodland
Forests
Urban
Color
brown
Body Shape
owl
Size
medium
small
Order
true owls, typical owls - strigidae
typical owls and barn owls - strigiformes
typical owls, "earless owls" - strix
Conservation Status
Least Concern
Bird Species