Environment

A Tiny Owl with a Big Problem

Sky Jacobs (www.wikimedia.org.)
Sky Jacobs (www.wikimedia.org.)

Cactus ferruginous pygmy owls could fit in the palm of your hand. These tiny birds are diurnal (that is, not nocturnal), feed on all manner of birds,...




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