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Peruvian Pygmy Owl ~ Glaucidium peruanum

Introduction

The Peruvian Pygmy Owl is a tiny to very small owl with no ear-tufts. It is also known as the Pacific Pygmy Owl.

Photo Gallery (4 pictures)

  • Peruvian Pygmy Owl
  • Peruvian Pygmy Owl
  • Peruvian Pygmy Owl
  • Peruvian Pygmy Owl

Sound Gallery

Typical call - Parque Nacional Machalilla, Manabí, Ecuador. July 2001. CC Nick Athanas.

Information

Distribution: Western Ecuador through Peru to northern Chile, but confined to the western slope of the Andes.

Range of Peruvian Pygmy Owl (Glaucidium peruanum)
Range of the Peruvian Pygmy Owl Glaucidium peruanum

Status: Uncertain, locally not rare.

Original Description: König, Claus. 1991. Ökologie der Vögel, 13, p. 56-61.

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 South America, Genus: Glaucidium.

Page by Deane Lewis. Last updated 2015-11-24.