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Northern Pygmy-Owl

Glaucidium gnoma


A tiny owl that inhabits montane woodlands on the West Coast of North America. These owls are relatively easy to find, as they are quite vocal and hunt during the day. This sighting was an adult or two teaching four young how to hunt. At one point, one adult flew down and caught a fledgling Swainson's Thrush from the ground not 3 feet in front of me. The juveniles pictured here are pics 3 and 5.


Montane forests


Due to the sensitivity of the sighting, the GPS point is not 100% accurate.

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armadeus.4 5 years ago

Fantastic series Liam! Thank you for the information, your story, and for sharing :)

InêsVeloso 5 years ago

stunning pictures!!

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 5 years ago

Hi Liam ,nice to hear from you.So looks like you are busy with college?

Liam 5 years ago

Thanks all!

triggsturner 6 years ago

Congrats on your SOTD Liam. Lovely series.

KarenSaxton 6 years ago

I hear them, but have yet to see them - welcome to my state

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 6 years ago

congrats ,liam :)

AshleyT 6 years ago

Congrats Liam, this cute little owl is Spotting of the Day



Jim Nelson
Jim Nelson 6 years ago

Wow...excellent spotting and narrative, Liam! Well Done!

Great series Liam congrats and thanks for sharing :-)

Pradeep Kumar
Pradeep Kumar 6 years ago

So beautiful!

Ashutosh Dudhatra
Ashutosh Dudhatra 6 years ago


Neil Ross
Neil Ross 6 years ago

What an amazing spotting. Glorious photos, and great info too. A once-in-a lifetime experience, perhaps? Well done, and thanks for sharing.

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 6 years ago

Wow Liam you are back with a great series!!

Liam 6 years ago


Ava T-B
Ava T-B 6 years ago

What beautiful photos!

Liam 6 years ago

Thank you, Luis!

LuisStevens 6 years ago

Great series Liam!

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Oregon, USA

Spotted on Jul 18, 2016
Submitted on Aug 14, 2016

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