Flammulated owl

The call is a series of relatively deep single or double hoots.

The Flammulated owl is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

Flammulated Owl is more often heard "cooing" than it is seen. Similar looking to typical screech-owls, the Flammulated has buffy-orange tones to the face and wings and is the only small owl in its range that has dark eyes. Distribution and Population Trends Widely scattered across the mountains of western North America, its breeding range extends from southern British Columbia to northern Mexico. Flammulated Owls are migratory and winter from Mexico south to Guatemala. More

Flammulated Owls in Montana and North Idaho. Prior to this, Flammulated Owls had not been adequately surveyed across Forest Service lands in Montana and North Idaho. We developed a monitoring protocol, selected sites via GIS modeling, and surveyed for owls on 12 Forests. We continued this project again in 2008 on those forests that supported important Flammulated Owl populations, so as to gain a better understanding of habitat relationships. Our main goals were to: 1. More

Flammulated Owls mostly eat large insects, especially moths and beetles. They most often take their prey from foliage, but they also catch prey in mid-air and on the ground. They only rarely take vertebrate prey. back to top Nesting - Males arrive on the breeding grounds before females. They call to establish territories and to attract arriving females. More

The Flammulated Owl (Otus flammeolus) is a small, nocturnal owl approximately 15 cm (6 in) long with a 36 cm (14 in) wingspan. It breeds from southern British Columbia and the western United States to central Mexico. The Flammulated Owl is similar in appearance to the Western Screech Owl but is only about one-quarter the mass, lacks large ear tufts (but has small ear tufts that are barely visible), has dark eyes and a different voice. More

The Flammulated Owl has a current rating of Least Concern. This bird species was previously classified as Lower Risk. The evaluation was lowered to Least Concern in order to reflect the range and the population of the Flammulated Owl. The range of this bird is now 1 million square kilometers. The population of the Flammulated Owl is about 37,000 individual birds. This bird is native to North America and Guatemala. More

Found in montane pine forests of the West, the Flammulated Owl is distributed patchily from southern British Columbia to southern Mexico, and east to Colorado and western Texas. In winter it remains in its breeding habitat but is also found at lower elevations peripheral to breeding areas. Winter range of the bird in Middle America is not well understood, but it may occur during nonbreeding as far south as Guatemala and El Salvador. More

A small owl of mountain pine forests, the Flammulated Owl is common in scattered localities throughout the West. More

The Flammulated Owl nests in tree cavities and has 2–4 young at a time after a 26-day incubation period. Nesting habitat in the western U.S. and Canada is usually mature, open ponderosa pine and Douglas-fir forests. They feed almost entirely on insects, but will very occasionally eat small mammals such as shrews. Unlike many owls, they are migratory, leaving Canada and the United States in the fall. More

The Avian Center conducted a long-term study of Flammulated Owls on Oso Ridge in New Mexico from 1996 to 2006. Owls nested in 47 different natural nest cavities on the study site, almost half of which have been used more than one year. We experimentally put up ten nest boxes in 2004 where Flammulated Owls were known to occur, but few natural cavities existed. Three of those nest boxes were used by Flammulated Owls, and two by Western Bluebirds. More

Flammulated Owl is a widespread, insectivorous owl of western montane forests. It has a low reproductive rate, and may be declining due to loss or alteration of mature pine forest habitat. More

Flammulated Owl Pictures, great pictures of flammulated owls in the wild = Feel free to download these flammulated owl pictures to your own computer. Here is our collection of flammulated owl pictures. This collection is going to get larger as the weeks go by. We love flammulated owl photos and we are going to increase the number of flammulated owl pictures in this section very soon. More

The Flammulated Owl is the second smallest, insectivorous, and most migratory owl in North America. It is believed to completely leave for Central America in the winter. Here you will find photos, recordings and a brief field notes section to help identify and enjoy this beautiful owl. A more in depth write up and range map can be found in its natural history page (the Biology link). To jump immediately to any of these sections use the Page Jump Links below. More

Flammulated Owl is the only small owl with dark blackish-brown eyes (all other small owls have yellow iris), making it very distinctive. The facial disk is pale gray with rusty brown around the eyes, boldest between the eye and white eyebrows that start at the bill and wrap around into the forehead. This makes the eyes look deep inset into the facial disk. More

The Flammulated Owl was first described by German scientist Johann Jacob Kaup in 1852. The word flammeolus is latin for 'flame' or 'flame-shaped', refering to it's unique colouration. This small owl is also called the Flammulated Scops Owl, and sometimes the Dwarf Owl. It was also known previously as the Flammulated Screech Owl. Description: Exists in rufous and greyish morphs. The facial disc is greyish-brown, washed with pale chestnut or rusty-brown. The rim is dark chestnut to blackish-brown. Eyes are dark brown. More

Flammulated owls occur in the western United States and occupy most of Oregon, Washington, Utah, Nevada, Arizona, and New Mexico. The species also exists in montane regions of California, western Colorado, and central Mexico, and has small populations in Baja California, Idaho, and British Columbia (Johnsgard 1988). The breeding range covers over nine hundred thousand square miles with about ten percent occurring in California (USDA, 1994). 2. More

Flammulated Owls return from the warmth of Mexico and Guatemala every year in order to breed in dense stands of ponderosa pine, sugar pine and Douglass fir in the western US. They will breed in hardwood trees such as oak and aspen as well, provided there is a vacant cavity for them. These small forest owls depend on primary cavity nesters such as flickers, acorn woodpeckers, pileated woodpeckers to make holes in trees for the owls to nest in. More

The Flammulated Owl is a species found west of the Rocky mountains. It is closely related to the Old World Scops owls of Europe and Asia. This species is primarily insectivorous. Flammulated Owls are similar in appearance to Screech Owls, although their diminutive size gives them away. This species also has very dark brown eyes, unlike all other North American horned owls. The name "Flammulated" is derived from the fact that many individuals have reddish or "flame-coloured" tones in their feathers. More

Order : Strigiformes
Family : Strigidae
Genus : Otus
Species : flammeolus
Authority : (Kaup, 1853)