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Ferruginous Pygmy Owl Appearance

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									Ferruginous Pygmy Owl
Ferruginous Pygmy Owl
Hunting

 • Pygmy Owls hunt during the day, most
   often during dusk and dawn.
 • They hunt for as long as they need to in
   order to survive.
 • Pygmy Owls sit on a perch and watch for
   their prey.
 • They catch their prey on land.
 • They catch their prey while it’s still alive
   and they break it’s neck with a quick bite
   and carry it to a tree to eat it.
Ferruginous Pygmy Owl
Hunting
• Pygmy Owls grab their prey by
  their super sharp talons and
  carry it to their nest to eat.
• The female has babies, the male
  hunts for the whole family.
When do Ferruginous
Pygmy Owls eat?
• Ferruginous Pygmy Owls eat
  mostly at night right after they
  hunt.
What does Ferruginous
Pygmy Owls eat?
• Pygmy Owls eat lizards, large insects
  (Dragonfly-Click beetle) and amphibians
  (narrow-mouth toad)
• They also eat scorpions, mammals,
  (Mouse- Bats) quail, (Birds-Cardinal) and
  reptiles (Ground skink- Spotted whiptail)
• Female owls don’t eat their mate or babies
  if they are really hungry.
• Pygmy Owls never eat plants or bird seeds.
• Pygmy Owls eat 12 to 20 grams a day.
How do Ferruginous
Pygmy owls eat?
• Pygmy owls eat their prey
  whole because they do not have
  teeth.
• They eat big preys by killing it
  and ripping it to tiny pieces to
  eat.
Ferruginous Pygmy
Owl’s Pellets
• The Ferruginous Pygmy owl
  does not ingest feathers and
  bones of the prey so pellets are
  not formed.
         Ferruginous Pygmy owl -
                   nest
   Pygmy owls will use an abandoned wood
    pecker nest or make a nest in a decaying
    tree line 6 to 40 feet high. Pygmy owl’s
    nests are usually in coniferous trees in the
    boreal forest. Pygmy owl’s nest cavities
    range from 3 to 23 metres.
  Ferruginous Pygmy Owl -
           Habitat

Pygmy    owls live in different parts of
North America
They will live in the forests,
woodlands, deserts, grasslands, rivers,
islands, rocky mountains, mixed forests
and wetlands
Ferruginous Pygmy Owl Habitat
 In Canada the Pygmy owl lives in the
  mountainous interior of British Columbia
  and south western Alberta.
 The Pygmy owl lives in a dense stand of
  coniferous trees broken by small clearing
         Ferruginous Pygmy owl
                 climate
   Pygmy owl climate is arid habitat.
Ferruginous
Pygmy Owl -
Appearance

 Pygmy owls have very good
 vision, like all owls. They have a
 lemon yellow eye color.
 They have nostrils, but like all
 owls, they don’t smell anything!
 Their whole body
 appearance
 Most pygmy's are red and grey
 They can grow about 6 inches
  from head to tail
 Their weight is about 3 ounces
 The wing span is about 15-16
  inches
 They have about 3 talons
Their Hearing

  Owl’s ears are just
   little slits. Sometimes
   they are very long, or
   just round and small.
  Most owls have
   lopsided ears. One is
   bigger and higher than
   the other.
 Their Behaviour

 Did you know that an owl is a
  silent flier? Yes they are.
 Do you wonder how they do it?
  Well, they fly silently because of
  these soft little feathers on the
  bottom of their wings.
        Ferruginous Pygmy Owl’s Eggs
   Ferruginous Pygmy owls lay eggs in early spring
    (April to June) and they also lay eggs in late winter.
   They can only lay 3-5 eggs per year if they’re in a
    nest.
   Their eggs weigh ¼ ounce.
   Baby owls can not lay eggs.
               Owlet’s Appearances
   When their born they look really wet.
   When they hatch they weigh 50 grams or 2 ounces
   The owlet eats its first meal from the mother, the
    mother puts the food in her mouth and chews it until
    it’s good enough for the baby, then she feeds the baby.
          Ferruginous Pygmy Owlets
   When the mother is taking care of the owlets the male
    owl finds food for the baby and mother.
   The baby owl eats reptiles, small mammals,
    dragonflies and other things that the parents eat.
   When the female owl is tired of sitting on the eggs
    the female takes a break and the male sits on the
    eggs.
                     Owlets
   After about a month they start flying.
     Ferruginous Pygmy Owl
     Lifecycle
They lay their eggs
between April 20 ~ May 7.
They hatch between
June 9 ~ August 25.
They lay between 1~7
eggs.
    Eggs
   The mom stays with the
    eggs. The dad brings food
    and defends the nest.
   The mom stays with the
    eggs for 27~28 days of
    incubation and another
    27~28 days until the babies
    are ready for their first
    flight.
    Ferruginous Pygmy Owl Size
   Their body length is 7~8
    inches
   Wing span is15~16 inches
   Wings are 22 ½ ounces
    Ferruginous Pygmy Owl
    Life Span
   The oldest recorded owl
    was 8 years and 2 months.
   Average lifespan (wild)
    3.5 years
    Sources
   The book of north American owls
   http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/site/account
    s/information/Sitta_pygmaea.html
   Owls and Other Birds of Prey Author: World
    Book’s Animals of the World
   Skwri.tamuk.edu/fileadmin/user_upload/docs/bullet
    -ins/bulletin 5pdf
   Nature’s Children owls Author: Elin Kelsey
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