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Costa Rican Pygmy Owl ~ Glaucidium costaricanum

Introduction

The Costa Rican Pygmy Owl is a tiny owl with a rounded head and no ear-tufts.

Photo Gallery (3 pictures)

  • Costa Rican Pygmy Owl
  • Costa Rican Pygmy Owl
  • Costa Rican Pygmy Owl

Information

Distribution: Central Costa Rica to western Panama.

Range of Costa Rican Pygmy Owl (Glaucidium costaricanum)
Range of the Costa Rican Pygmy Owl Glaucidium costaricanum

Status: Fairly common in Costa Rica, rare in Panama. Listed as 'Least Concern' by Birdlife International.

Original Description: Kelso, Leon. 1937. Auk 54: p. 304.

References:
BirdLife International. 2020. "IUCN Red List of Threatened Species". IUCN.
International Ornithological Congress. 2020. "IOC World Bird List - Owls".
König, Claus & Weick, Friedhelm. 2008. "Owls: A Guide to the Owls of the World (Second Edition)". Yale University Press.

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

Page by Deane Lewis. Last updated 2020-10-29.