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Ferruginous Pygmy Owl

Glaucidium brasilianum


This owl is a small owl that breeds in south of United States, Mexico, Central America and to Bolivia and Argentina. 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. It can be readily located by the small birds that mob it while it is perched in a tree (I recorded 17 bird species mobbing on this owl in my backyard!!).

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SaswatMishra 3 years ago

Extremely Cute..!

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 5 years ago

Lovely little owl, and wonderful video!

Daniel-CR 5 years ago

Thank you very much, Karen, I am glad it was useful for PN =)

KarenL 5 years ago

Congrats Daniel, your adorable little owl is the star of our Facebook caption contest - https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=...

Daniel-CR 5 years ago

Thank you very much for the kind comments =)

The MnMs
The MnMs 5 years ago


EmilyMarino 5 years ago

Cute little Pyg!

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 5 years ago

too funny :D

Wonderful !

Fantastic video!!
Daniel-CR, thank you so much for sharing.

Danel Congratulations! Its Super!

Hema 5 years ago

awesome video!!

Nayeli 5 years ago

Great pic!

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Provincia Cartago, Costa Rica

Lat: 9.84, Long: -83.87

Spotted on Nov 11, 2013
Submitted on Nov 11, 2013

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