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Andean Pygmy Owl ~ Glaucidium jardinii


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

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  • Andean Pygmy Owl
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Distribution: From Venezuelan and Colombian Andes south throught Ecuador to north-central Peru.

Range of Andean Pygmy Owl (Glaucidium jardinii)
Range of the Andean Pygmy Owl Glaucidium jardinii

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.

References: (may contain affiliate links)
BirdLife International. 2020. "IUCN Red List of Threatened Species". IUCN.
Duncan, James R.. 2003. "Owls of the World: Their Lives, Behavior and Survival". Firefly Books.
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 jardinii at Xeno-canto.

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

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