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The Dwarf Screech Owl in the State of Washington

J. H. Bowles
Publication Information
Journal: 
Condor
Volume: 
18
Issue: 
6 (November-December)
Section: 
From Field and Study
Year: 
1916
Pages: 
231

The Dwarf Screech Owl in the State of Washington

Unless it be for an occassional sight record, I believe the Dwarf Screech Owl (Otus flammeolus idahoensis) has seldom been recorded in Washington. It gives me great pleasure, therefore, to report the capture of an adult female at Kiona, Benton County, Washington, by Mr. F. R. Decker of that place. An examination showed it to be beyond much doubt a breeding bird. The only possible nesting sites in the vicinity were numerous holes made by Bank Swallows, etc., in a large sandy cliff, so it is possible that this bird may use something besides holes in trees as a place for raising its young. The specimen was taken on May 29, 1916, and is now in the collection of Mr. D. E. Brown, at Seattle, Washington.

J. H. Bowles

Tacoma, Washington

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