Hawk Owl and Northern saw-whet Owl

Jake Hess and Alisha Bruhn

Northern Hawk Owl

The Northern Hawk Owl has a wingspan of 31-35 inches. They can weigh 8 to 9.6 ounces. They also nest in hollow trees. They incubate its eggs for 20 to 30 days.
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Northern Hawk owl nest



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Northern Hawk Owl map

Northern Saw-Whet Owl

The Northern Saw-Whet Owl has a wingspan of 17 to 21 in. This Owl is a reddish-brown with a little bit of white. It also lives in the wetlands.
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Northern Saw-Whet owl roosting on a branch



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Northern Saw-Whet owl map

Similarities and Differences

Similarities


  • Both live in northern areas of america and southern parts of canada
  • Both lay 5-6 eggs
  • both will fly by 5 weeks


Differences


  • The Northern Hawk owl has a bigger wingspan.
  • The Northern Saw-whet owl migrates farther than the Northern Hawk owl.
  • The Northern saw-whet owl winters in america.

Glossary

Wingspan-The length of the wings or arms.

Incubates-keep eggs at suitable temperature

hollow-having a hole or empty inside

Wetlands-land consisting of swamps or marshes.

Migrates- move from one region or habitat to another

Roosting-rest or sleep

Northern Hawk Owl
Northern Saw-whet Owl Call