Flammulated Owl Biology
A Reference for North and Central American Owls
Name: Flammulated Owl – Psiloscops flammeolus
Other Common Names: Flammulated Screech-Owl; Flammulated Scops Owl.
Subspecies: There is only one recognized race of Flammulated Owl. There are several races described although they have not been verified. Some of these that may come about are: the longer winged population in the north part of the range, separated as idahoensis, darker birds from Guatemala as rarus, (winter specimen thus invalid), meridionalis from S. Mexico and Guatemala, frontalis from Colorado and borealis from C. British Columbia to N. E. California. Flammulated differs from others of the genus Otus, in that it is lacking a typical trill song.
Measurements and Weights:
Wingspan: 14 – 19 in.
Length: 6 – 7 in.
Tail: 2 1/4 in.
Average Weight: Male: 1.9 oz.
Average Weight: Female: 2.0 oz.