Utah Bird Profile
 Northern Pygmy-Owl - Glaucidium gnoma

Name Roots: (Gr. glaukidion, "glaring" [the eyes] - L. gnoma, "a spirit or sprite" or Gr. gnome, "intelligence")

In Utah:  
Article by Alona Huffaker

by Paul Higgins

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characteristic behaviors:
Nests in a snag at a height of 8-20 feet, in a cavity nest. This species is not a cowbird host. During the breeding season, this species is an insectivore/carnivore: ground hawker. During the non-breeding seasons this species is a carnivore: ground hawker.
Habitat: Breeds in Utah in mountain riparian and mixed conifer habitats.
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