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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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  • Cloud-forest Pygmy Owl
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Distribution: From Colombia to western Ecuador, and possibly south to northern Peru.

Status: Unknown. Probably not rare locally.

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

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 2015-11-19.