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Amazonian Pygmy Owl ~ Glaucidium hardyi


The Amazonian Pygmy Owl is a tiny owl with no ear-tufts.

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Distribution: The Amazonian area from Venezuela, Guyana and north Brazil south to estern Peru and northern Bolivia.

Range of Amazonian Pygmy Owl (Glaucidium hardyi)
Range of the Amazonian Pygmy Owl Glaucidium hardyi

Status: Listed as 'Least Concern' by Birdlife International.

Original Description: Vielliard, Jacques. 1990. Revista Brasileira de Zoologia, 6 (1989), p. 685-693.

References: (may contain affiliate links)
BirdLife International. 2020. "IUCN Red List of Threatened Species". IUCN.
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 hardyi at Xeno-canto.

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

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