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Yungas Pygmy Owl ~ Glaucidium bolivianum


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

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  • Yungas Pygmy Owl
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Distribution: Northern Peru to Bolivia and northern Argentina, mainly on the eastern Andean slopes.

Range of Yungas Pygmy Owl (Glaucidium bolivianum)
Range of the Yungas Pygmy Owl Glaucidium bolivianum

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

Original Description: König, Claus. 1991. Ökologie der Vögel, 13, p. 36-45.

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 bolivianum at Xeno-canto.

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

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