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Ferruginous Pygmy Owl

Glaucidium brasilianum




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6 Comments

Tom15
Tom15 5 years ago

OK Christy, I guess I forgot to put the scientific name. Thanks.

ChristyHolland
ChristyHolland 5 years ago

Tom, I've added the scientific name to this spotting...this will update the unidentified portion of the database. Just cleaning up the Raptor mission! ;-)

Tom15
Tom15 6 years ago

Christy, it's good to know that Central America is included in this mission. It's been too long since I was a kid to remember what I was taught in school:-) The American Birding Association and Bugguide don't include Mexico or any part of Central America. I think their reasoning is that's a different faunal zone, more tropical. But I like your inclusion. Now I'll be adding more raptors to this mission!

ChristyHolland
ChristyHolland 6 years ago

Tom, I've had this argument with quite a few people lately...and I'm really amazed what people learn. I always learned that North America extended thru Panama...that's what Wikipedia says too. I've talked to many foreigners (even a couple people in the states) that say North America only is Canada and the US...but there are only 2 continents...North and South America...where does that leave Central America??? Regardless of the arguments, my mission does extend through Panama. What did you learn as a kid?

Tom15
Tom15 6 years ago

Thanks Christy. I just noticed this one is from Mexico, but they do occur in North America, I've seen them in Texas.

ChristyHolland
ChristyHolland 6 years ago

Tom, I think you're single-handedly doubling the spottings in my raptor mission!! This little guy is adorable!!! Wonderful spotting!!

Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico

Lat: 20.63, Long: -87.08

Spotted on Apr 21, 2008
Submitted on Feb 10, 2013

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