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Bermuda Saw-whet Owl ~ Aegolius gradyi


The Bermuda Saw-whet is an extinct owl that once lived in Bermuda. It was described from fossil records and explorer accounts of the bird in the 17th century. The cause of its extinction is unknown, but it may have been related to the decline of cedar and palmetto trees, or the arrival of non-native predators and competitors after human colonisation.


Distribution: This owl was endemic to the island of Bermuda in the North Atlantic Ocean.

Status: Extinct.

Original Description: Olson, 2012.

References: (may contain affiliate links)
BirdLife International. 2020. "IUCN Red List of Threatened Species". IUCN.
Collaborative. . "Wikipedia". Wikimedia Foundation.
International Ornithological Congress. 2023. "IOC World Bird List - Owls".
Aegolius gradyi at Xeno-canto.

See also: Other owls from Genus: Aegolius.

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