saw-whet owl

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Saw-whet owls (Aegolius acadicus) are small owls that are native to North America. They have small heart-shaped faces and cat-like eyes. This owl is found throughout North America; they tend to roost in trees. These owls are primarily nocturnal and their call is a high-pitched "too-too-too."

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"Male Northern Saw-whet Owl" by Kameron Perensovich is licensed under CC BY-SA.

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