The Andean Pygmy Owl is a tiny owl with no ear-tufts.
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Distribution: From Venezuelan and Colombian Andes south throught Ecuador to north-central Peru.
Status: Widespread and probably locally common. Listed as 'Least Concern' by Birdlife International.
Original Description: Bonaparte, Charles Lucien Jules Laurent. 1855. Comptes Rendus Hebdomadaire des Séances de l'Académie des Sciences. Paris. 41, p. 654.