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Northern Pygmy-Owl Common name
Glaucidium californicum Scientific name 
Strigiformes Order
Strigidae Family   
16-18 cm              length
Semi open woodland, hills and mountains. Habitat
2-7 eggs in a hole in a tree often ousting woodpeckers. Clutch
Small mammals, birds and insects. Food
Western North America 
They wait on a perch and pounce on their prey. Habits


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