Petite nyctale (French)
Lechucita cabezona, Tecolotito cabezon (Spanish)
- The northern saw-whet owl is one of the smallest owls in North America.
- It is nearly the size of American Robin.
- They make nests in woodpecker holes and tree cavities.
- They are thought to make loud calls from January to May.
Size & Weight
- BODY-LENGTH: 17–22 cm (6.7–8.7 in)
- WEIGHT: 54 to 151 g (1.9 to 5.3 oz)
- WINGSPAN: 42–56.3 cm (16.5–22.2 in)
Coniferous forests, mixed deciduous woods, shrubsteppe, riverside forest, savannah, sand dune meadows
Southeastern Alaska, southern Canada, United States, Mexico
Deer mice, montane voles, shrews, red squirrels, chipmunks, flying squirrels, bats, moles, passerines, chickadees, sparrows, swallows, kinglets, crustaceans, insects, frogs, pocket mice, jumping mice, pocket gophers, house mice, red-backed voles, titmice, juncos, robins, thrushes, waxwings, moths, beetles, grasshoppers, bugs, amphipods
Number of Eggs
4 – 7 eggs
- LENGTH: 1–1.3 in (2.8–3.3 cm)
- WIDTH: 9–1 in (2.4–2.6 cm)
- HEIGHT: 8 – 44 feet
- WIDTH: 3 inches
- DEPTH: 9 – 18 inches
Corvids, martens, Accipiter hawks, Eastern Screech-Owls, Great Horned Owls, Peregrine Falcons, Broad-winged Hawks, Cooper’s Hawks