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Northern Saw-whet Owl Nest Box

Northern Saw-whet Owl Nest Box

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NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWL
Agegolius acadius

The Northern Saw-whet Owl is one of the smallest of the owls and measures approximately 20 cm in height. It has a round, tuftless head with yellow eyes, white eyebrows and a black beak. It is reddish-brown in color with some white stripes. It nests from March to July in dense forests, with a preference for poorly drained land with larches, cedars or alders. She lays 4 to 7 eggs which are incubated by the female for 27 days. The chicks are fed by the female and make their first flight 27 to 36 days after hatching.

The Northern Saw-whet Owl hunts mainly at night and feeds on small rodents, birds, large insects and bats. It forms monogamous pairs and the male is the
main provider of food while the female incubates and feeds the young.

HABITAT
City, countryside, forest and fields.
 
ECOLOGICAL SERVICES OF THE SPECIES
Controls the rodent population.
 
FACILITY
Natural cavities in dead trees or take advantage of old woodpecker cavities, mainly those of the pileated woodpecker and the northern flicker.
In dense forests, poorly drained land with larches, cedars or alders.
In pyres, or on the edge of woodlands and pyres.
Height: 3.6 to 6 meters.
Orientation of the hole: south, southeast.

PRECAUTIONS
_ Carry out maintenance every fall to avoid pests and diseases
_ Do not drive screws or drive nails directly into trees.
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