Join for FREE
It only takes a minute!
Zeiss - Always on the lookout for something special – Shop now

Welcome to BirdForum.
BirdForum is the net's largest birding community, dedicated to wild birds and birding, and is absolutely FREE! You are most welcome to register for an account, which allows you to take part in lively discussions in the forum, post your pictures in the gallery and more.

Personal tools
Main Categories

Peruvian Pygmy Owl

From Opus

Rufous morphPhoto © by mmdnje.Photographed: Cerro Blanco-Guayaquil, Ecuador December 2005
Rufous morph
Photo © by mmdnje.
Photographed: Cerro Blanco-Guayaquil, Ecuador December 2005

Alternative name: Pacific Pygmy-Owl

Glaucidium peruanum

Contents

[edit] Identification

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.

[edit] Distribution

Westernmost range of the Andes from Ecuador to northern Chile.

[edit] Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species1.

This species has been split from the Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl.

[edit] Habitat

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.

[edit] Behaviour

Nocturnal but also partly diurnal. Song activity strongest at dusk, sometimes also at night

Male is strongly territorial.

[edit] Gallery

Click images to see larger version

[edit] References

  1. Clements, James F. 2007. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to October 2007. Ithaca: Cornell University Press. ISBN 9780801445019
  2. König, C. and F. Weick 2008. Owls of the World, second edition. Christopher Helm, London. ISBN 978-0-7136-6548-2

[edit] External Links

Advertisement


Fatbirder's Top 1000 Birding Websites

Help support BirdForum

Page generated in 0.24677896 seconds with 6 queries
All times are GMT. The time now is 17:55.