Birds of Colombia

    STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae (Owls)  
Genus: Glaucidium (4 species, 30 worldwide)


Ferruginous Pygmy Owl
Ferruginous Pygmy Owl (Glaucidium brasilianum)
Barquisimeto, Venezuela  
   

With different shades of brown, rufous and grey across its large range.

Central American Pygmy Owl
Central American Pygmy Owl (Glaucidium griseiceps)
Laguna Lagarto Lodge, Boca Tapada, Costa Rica
  Note brown-grey head color vs. other Pygmy Owls.
   
Photograph by Jorge Obando Gutierrez   © Copyrighted, All Rights Reserved.

Andean Pygmy Owl
Andean Pygmy Owl (Glaucidium jardinii)
Tatama National Park, Pueblo Rico, Risaralda, Colombia
  Comes in brown and rufous.
   

Andean Pygmy Owl
Andean Pygmy Owl (Glaucidium jardinii)
Tatama National Park, Pueblo Rico, Risaralda, Colombia
  Fake eyes on back to scare predators.
   

Cloud-forest Pygmy Owl
Cloud-forest Pygmy Owl (Glaucidium nubicola) Vulnerable
ProAves Tangaras Reserve, El Carmen de Atrato, Choco, Colombia  
   

Found in a narrow and wet altitude range around 1500m on the western Andean slope. Brown with spotted head.


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