Northern Saw-Whet Owl

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Two northern saw-whet owls are sitting on a branch in a landscape of coniferous woodland
Kirtland's owl (Nictale kirtlandii). Hoy.

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University of Pittsburgh Library System, the Internet Archive
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Drawn on stone by William E. Hitchcock

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Two northern saw-whet owls are sitting on the small leafless branch of a slanted tree in a mountainous landscape of coniferous woodland.
The northern saw-whet owl (Aegolius acadicus), referenced as “Kirtland’s owl (Nictale kirtlandii)” by the author, is a small nocturnal bird of prey in the family Strigidae native to North America.

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