Occurrence of the saw-whet owl in Florida

The Auk
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On 31 October 1965 at 1000 hours we observed and collected a Saw-whet Owl (Aegolius acadicus) in adult plumage and in apparently good physical condition at Ponte Vedra, St. Johns County, Florida. The bird flew from beneath a truck to a cross beam in a garage adjoining a large, fresh-water, wooded swamp dominated by cabbage palms (Sabal palmetto). We found a regurgitated pellet and a freshly killed, partially eaten cotton mouse (Peromyscus gossypinus) beneath the truck. The bird was sent to Henry M. Stevenson for deposit in Florida State University Museum, Tallahassee (specimen no. 4092b). Dr. Stevenson found that the skull had been shattered and the gonads destroyed in collecting. Total length (before skinning) was 210 mm.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Occurrence of the saw-whet owl in Florida
Series title The Auk
DOI 10.2307/4083095
Volume 84
Issue 3
Year Published 1967
Language English
Publisher American Ornithological Society
Contributing office(s) Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description 1 p.
First page 425
Last page 425