Long-whiskered owlet

Instead of hooting like some other owls, it makes a sound that resembles a high-pitched “peep” or a soft whistle


It is a very small owl that lives only in the mountains of northern Peru. It has a round body and big eyes and has long, delicate whiskers on its face, which give it a distinctive and charming appearance. These whiskers help the owl navigate and find its way in the dark forests, just like our own sense of touch helps us explore our surroundings. It has bare legs and feet and short wings, and a tail. It can fly, but it prefers to stay in the trees.

This little owlet is mostly active during the night, when it spreads its wings and silently glides through the trees in search of food. It has sharp talons that help it catch small insects, spiders, and even tiny mice for its dinner. They are also quite rare and hard to spot as they prefer to stay hidden in the dense foliage and is an expert at camouflage.


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Terrestrial / Aquatic

Altricial / Precocial

Polygamous / Monogamous

Dimorphic (size) / Monomorphic

Active: Diurnal / Nocturnal

Social behavior: Solitary / Pack / Herd

Diet: Carnivore / Herbivore / Omnivore / Piscivorous / Insectivore

Migratory: Yes / No

Domesticated: Yes / No

Dangerous: Yes / No