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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 6 years ago

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

KarenL 6 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 6 years ago

Thanks everyone!

ChristyHolland 6 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 6 years ago

"Come on Honey! no one is looking!"

Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Lat: 10.34, Long: -85.31

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

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