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Ferruginous Pygmy Owl

Glaucidium brasilianum


A small owl, that occurs throughout the Americas. They come in 4 different morphs or colours including reddish brown, dark brown, orange red and light brown. Trinidad, as well as other localities, have endemic subspecies, shown here with a Ruddy Brown Dove as it's prize.


This species is crepuscular, but often hunts by day. It hunts a variety of birds, lizards, mammals, and insects. The flight is low to the ground and rapid with long swoops.

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JoshuaGSmith 9 years ago

According to this picture: owls and doves get along! You should check it out.

Thank you.

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 9 years ago

Great shot ! the prey looks a fair size..

Trinidad and Tobago

Spotted on Jun 2, 2014
Submitted on Jun 2, 2014

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