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Andean Pygmy Owl ~ Glaucidium jardinii


The Andean Pygmy Owl is a tiny owl with no ear-tufts.

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  • Andean Pygmy Owl
  • Andean Pygmy Owl


Distribution: From Venezuelan and Colombian Andes south throught Ecuador to north-central Peru.

Status: Uncertain, widespread and probably locally common.

Original Description: Bonaparte, Charles Lucien Jules Laurent. 1855. Comptes Rendus Hebdomadaire des Séances de l'Académie des Sciences. Paris. 41, p. 654.

Duncan, James R.. 2003. "Owls of the World: Their Lives, Behavior and Survival". Firefly Books.
König, Claus & Weick, Friedhelm. 2008. "Owls: A Guide to the Owls of the World (Second Edition)". Yale University Press.

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

Page by Deane Lewis. Last updated 2015-11-22.