Pearl Spotted Owlet

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Glaucidium perlatum
Internal frame size:
22cm x 22cm
Stitch count: 90 x 102 cross stitches

These are the smallest owls, only18-19cms tall and so are now called ‘owlets”. In spite of their tiny size they are belligerent and seem to glare with hostility at intruders. On the back of their heads they have two dark spots which appear to be eyes, probably to confuse other birds which often mob them. They hunt from a perch from where they can see their prey and with whirring wings dive down, striking with their strong feet.