Definition of saw-whet owl in English:

saw-whet owl

Syllabification: saw-whet owl

noun

  • A small North and Central American owl with a call that resembles the sound of a saw blade being sharpened.
    • Genus Aegolius, family Strigidae: two species, in particular the North American A. acadicus
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    • In the northern saw-whet owl the female may reach 150% of her non-breeding body mass while egg-laying!
    • Various factors are likely to contribute to migration patterns of saw-whet owls.
    • The next day Amber and I had our owl prowl so mom and Terri got to watch the class and come out with us as we took the class to see a northern saw-whet owl.

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