Utah Bird Profile
 Northern Saw-whet Owl - Aegolius acadicus

Name Roots: (Gr. aigolios, [a kind of owl]; aigo "a goat" - L. acadicus, "of Acadia")

In Utah:   
characteristic behaviors:
Nests in a snag at a height of 14-60 feet, in a cavity nest. This species is not a cowbird host. This species is a carnivore: ground hawker.
Habitat: Breeds in Utah in mountain riparian and aspen habitats.

by Dwayne Huffaker

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