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Subtropical Pygmy Owl ~ Glaucidium parkeri


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


Distribution: Eastern slopes of the Andes from northern Ecuador to Peru and northern Bolivia.

Range of Subtropical Pygmy Owl (Glaucidium parkeri)
Range of the Subtropical Pygmy Owl Glaucidium parkeri

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

Original Description: Robbins, Mark B., & Howell, Steve N.G. 1995. Wilson Bulletin 107: p. 1-6.

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 parkeri at Xeno-canto.

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

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