Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl

1/3200, f.8, ISO 2000, Canon EOS-1D Mark IV EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM +1.4x

Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl,Common and widespread in the American tropics, this little owl enters our area only in southern Texas and Arizona, where it is now uncommon to rare. In addition, their diet consists of birds, small mammals, amphibians, and reptiles (often lizards). Like the Northern Pygmy-Owl, the Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl is a bold and ferocious daytime predator, sometimes attacking prey larger than itself, such as American Robins or young domestic fowl. Size,6 1/2"
S.E. of Tuscon, AZ