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Peruvian Pygmy Owl
Alternative name: Pacific Pygmy-Owl
Typical birds are grey-brown with spotted crown and upperside, rufous birds have more streaked crown and upperside. Southern birds seems to only include the grey morph.
This is a monotypic species1.
This species has been split from the Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl.
A variety of habitats from dry thorny scrub to riparian areas to agricultural or park-like areas as long as they contain groups of larger trees.
Nocturnal but also partly diurnal. Song activity strongest at dusk, sometimes also at night
Male is strongly territorial.
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