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Chaco Pygmy Owl ~ Glaucidium tucumanum


The Chaco Pygmy Owl is a very small owl with no ear-tufts. It is also known as the Tucuman Pygmy Owl. This species is not currently recognised by the International Ornithological Congress, who consider it a sub-species of the Ferruginous Pygmy Owl Glaucidium brasilianum.

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  • Chaco Pygmy Owl


Distribution: Bolivia and Paraguay to central-west Brazil and northern Argentina. On this website, the distribution of the species is included with the map for the Ferruginous Pygmy Owl Glaucidium brasilianum.

Status: Uncertain, locally not rare.

Original Description: Chapman, Frank Michler. 1922. American Museum Novitates (Am. Mus. Novit.), no. 30: p. 8.

References: (may contain affiliate links)
König, Claus & Weick, Friedhelm. 2008. "Owls: A Guide to the Owls of the World (Second Edition)". Yale University Press.

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

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