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Boreal Owl

Aegolius funereus

The boreal owl is somewhat darker and slightly larger than the saw-whet, with a pale beak and chocolate-brown colouring. It can also be distinguished from the saw-whet by its call - a series of hoo notes - and by its preference for roosting close to the trunk of the tree.

Map of Boreal Owl in Canada
Distribution of Boreal Owl in Canada

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