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Cloud-forest Pygmy Owl ~ Glaucidium nubicola


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

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Distribution: Occurs on the west slope of the west Andes of central and southern Colombia and northern Ecuador.

Range of Cloud-forest Pygmy Owl (Glaucidium nubicola)
Range of the Cloud-forest Pygmy Owl Glaucidium nubicola

Status: Listed as Vulnerable by Birdlife International.

Original Description: Robbins, Mark B., & Stiles, F Gary. 1999. Auk 116: p. 305-315, front cover.

References: (may contain affiliate links)
BirdLife International. 2020. "IUCN Red List of Threatened Species". IUCN.
Duncan, James R.. 2003. "Owls of the World: Their Lives, Behavior and Survival". Firefly Books.
International Ornithological Congress. 2023. "IOC World Bird List - Owls".
König, Claus & Weick, Friedhelm. 2008. "Owls: A Guide to the Owls of the World (Second Edition)". Yale University Press.
Glaucidium nubicola at Xeno-canto.

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

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