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Ferruginous Pygmy Owl

Glaucidium brasilianum


A non-migratory, mainly neotropical species. Very small, with round heads, black eyespots on the back, no ear tufts, and yellow eyes. They are reddish-brown with white streaking and white underparts. They are oppurtunistic predators, feeding on a variety of prey items.


Lowland dry forest


appeared to be a breeding pair

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Hunter Hebenstreit
Hunter Hebenstreit 11 years ago

Oops! I'm glad you caught that! Thank you!

KarenL 11 years ago

Wonderful photo! I'm guessing you didn't mean to add this to the Primate Watch mission though so I will remove it for you!

Hunter Hebenstreit
Hunter Hebenstreit 11 years ago

Thanks everyone!

ChristyHolland 11 years ago

What a wonderful sight! Great spotting and capture! I'd love you to add this spotting to the mission Raptors of North America:

alicelongmartin 11 years ago

"Come on Honey! no one is looking!"

Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Spotted on Jul 19, 2012
Submitted on Jul 19, 2012

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