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Small but terrible

2013

MUSE - The Science Museum

MUSE - The Science Museum

Excellent but very small predator, the pygmy owl hunts birds, such as titmices, chaffinches and crossbills, which are as big as it! It is noisier than its nocturnal colleagues and hunts at dawn and before the sunset. It conserves, during the winter, its preys’ carcasses inside holes in the trees.

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  • Title: Small but terrible
  • Date Created: 2013
  • Location: Muse, Trento, Italy
  • Photographer: Matteo De Stefano
  • Object Name: Eurasian pygmy owl - Glaucidium passerinum - predation
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