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Saw Whet on the Moss

The Northern Saw-whet Owl is a miniature owl native to North America.

 

Adults are 18 cm long with a 43 cm wingspan (about the size of a pop can). The Northern Saw-Whet Owl has a round, light, grey face with brown streaks; they also have a dark beak and yellow eyes. The underparts are pale with dark streaks; the upper parts are brown with white spots.

  

**UPDATE** This photo has been published in the October issue of 'Digital Photo' UK edition. Thanks to all of you who have made this photo so popular!

 

Copyright © 2009, Jason Idzerda

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Taken on October 4, 2009