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Austral Pygmy Owl ~ Glaucidium nana (nanum)

Introduction

The Austral Pygmy Owl is a very small owl with no ear-tufts.

Photo Gallery (7 pictures)

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Sound Gallery

Typical call - Altos de Lircay National Park, Chile. CC Fabrice Schmitt.

Information

Distribution: From central Chile and east central Argentina south to Tierra del Feugo.

Range of Austral Pygmy Owl (Glaucidium nana)
Range of the Austral Pygmy Owl Glaucidium nana

Status: Locally not rare. Listed as 'Least Concern' by Birdlife International.

Original Description: King, Philip Parker [Rear Admiral]. 1827. (The) Zoological Journal 3: p. 427.

References:
BirdLife International. 2020. "IUCN Red List of Threatened Species". IUCN.
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 nana at Xeno-canto.

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

Page by Deane Lewis. Last updated 2020-10-31.