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    A male Flammulated Owl (Otus flammeolus), banded as a breeding adult (age unknown) on 8 July 1988 in central Colorado, was last recaptured on 8 July 2001. On the same study area, a female Flammulated Owl was banded as a breeding adult (age unknown) on 7 July 1988 and was last recaptured on 22 June 1995. These data establish longevity at a minimum 14 yrs for males and 8 yrs for females. The data suggest that Flammulated Owls may be relatively long-lived, and support evidence that this species has a life history strategy similar to larger raptors.

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    Linkhart, Brian D.; Reynolds, Richard T. 2004. Longevity of flammulated owls: Additional records and comparisons to other North American strigiforms. Journal of Field Ornithology. 75(2): 192-195.


    flammulated owl, life history strategy, longevity, Otus flammeolus, strigiformes

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