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Austral Pygmy Owl ~ Glaucidium nana (nanum)

Introduction

The Austral Pygmy Owl is a very small owl with no ear-tufts.

Photo Gallery (7 pictures)

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Sound Gallery

Typical call - Altos de Lircay National Park, Chile. CC Fabrice Schmitt.

Information

Distribution: From Chile south to Tierra del Feugo. Reported as wintering in northern Chile and central, north and east Argentina.

Range of Austral Pygmy Owl (Glaucidium nana)
Range of the Austral Pygmy Owl Glaucidium nana

Status: Locally not rare.

Original Description: King, Philip Parker [Rear Admiral]. 1827. (The) Zoological Journal 3: p. 427.

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 2015-11-23.