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Northern Pygmy Owl


The Northern Pygmy Owl is one of the least-studied owl species in North America. Although populations seem stable, the apparently low densities and lack of information in many areas has led several states and provinces to list the Northern Pygmy Owl as a sensitive species or a species of special concern. Management of this species clearly requires further research into its basic biology, and in particular, its habitat preferences, population size, trend and distribution, and responses to forestry practices. 

Reprinted from Alberta Wildlife Status Report No. 8 (1998), with permission from Alberta Sustainable Resource Development.

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