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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.

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. 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.
Glaucidium jardinii at Xeno-canto.

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

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