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Cuban Pygmy Owl ~ Glaucidium siju

Introduction

The Cuban Pygmy Owl is a very small owl with a rounded head and no ear-tufts.

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Information

Distribution: Endemic to Cuba and the Isle of Pines.

Range of Cuban Pygmy Owl (Glaucidium siju)
Range of the Cuban Pygmy Owl Glaucidium siju

Status: Uncertain, locally common.

Original Description: Orbigny, Alcide Dessalines d. 1839. Historia fisica, politica y natural de la Isla de Cuba, por d. Ramon de la Sagra... (Hist. Isla Cuba [Sagra]) 3: p. 41.

References:
König, Claus & Weick, Friedhelm. 2008. "Owls: A Guide to the Owls of the World (Second Edition)". Yale University Press.

See also: Other owls from Central America, Genus: Glaucidium.

Page by Deane Lewis. Last updated 2015-11-19.