Good luck spotting these guys in the wild! Since the flammulated owl is incredibly well camouflaged you likely won’t spot one unless you know they are there. In fact, according to the Audubon Society, these guys are so hard to spot that, until recently, they were thought to be less common than they actually are. These guys are TINY! The only owl smaller is the elf owl and flammulated owls come in at about the same size as a mountain pygmy owl.
If it’s got a backbone the flammulated owl wants nothing to do with it. Unlike many other owl species, these guys feast exclusively on insects. In fact, during the courting process, a male owl will set up a buffet of tasty tidbits as the female begs to be fed… talk about romance!