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Cactus Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl
 
Only twenty eight found in Arizona
and just a handful in old Mexico.
My friends, there once were so many of them;
where did those tiny owls go?

No place to live, no place to breed;
to the poor little pygmy-owl, pay no heed.

Their habitat, the place they lived,
men suddenly wanted to dwell,
changed the environment to suit themselves,
cutting trees and cacti as well.

No place to live, no place to breed;
to the poor little pygmy-owl, pay no heed.

But a federal judge decreed
against the importance of the bird;
if man needs the land,
let him build...how absurd!

No place to live, no place to breed;
to the poor little pygmy-owl, pay no heed.





Data:
Non-migratory, partly nocturnal,
partly diurnal.
diet...lizards, insects, frogs
and earthwoms.



The continuing theme:
Lives at Risk




Graphic:
Picture: blueplanetbiomes.org
Background: flickr.com

By cherryk

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