Definition of pygmy owl in English:

pygmy owl

Syllabification: pyg·my owl

noun

  • A very small owl found in America and northern Eurasia.
    • Genus Glaucidium, family Strigidae: several species
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    • Small raptors such as pygmy owls, for example, elicited the most frenzied chickadee danger calls.
    • To someone who cares about Ironwood's petroglyphs, pygmy owls, and bighorn sheep, these requests might seem absurd.
    • The pygmy owl, with a reddish tail and a grey-brown body, has been listed as endangered since 1997.

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