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Ferruginous Pygmy-owl

Glaucidium brasilianum


Small soft brown owl. Breast is white with brown spots.


Common in the Amazon rainforest of SE Ecuador.


I would imagine this owl is a juvenile. I rescued it from the chickens who were about to show him/her what they think of owls in general.

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Neil Ross
Neil Ross 2 months ago

Oh yes, I have also experienced the chicken glare. The chicken peck as well. This little owl is a gorgeous species, and yet another species I had no idea existed. A wonderful introduction.

Tukup 2 months ago

Thanks Neil. I have a short video of him that is really cute, but it is in ".avi" format and I have no idea how to get it onto this site. Thanks again. The chickens just glared at me :-)

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 2 months ago

Awesome spotting. The last photo is excellent. I'm glad this fellow was rescued from the chickens.

Morona Santiago, Ecuador

Lat: -2.15, Long: -77.69

Spotted on Aug 5, 2007
Submitted on Jan 27, 2019

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