Northern Pygmy-Owl

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California Sierras
near Yosemite
October 1999
Pictures are often deceiving of the Northern Pygmy-Owl. This is a small, sparrow size bird. Listen for its call then look for either a bunch of mobbing (noisy) small song birds or a "group" of small birds flying by (trying to drive off the owl). The owl's call and the attacking group of birds will give its location away.

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