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Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl

Glaucidiun brasilianum


One of the smallest owl in Americas.


The photos are of two different individuals and were taken on different occasions in the cities of Lavras and Ribeirão Vermelho, Minas Gerais, Brazil. In the first photo, preying on a Cattle Tyrant (Machetornis rixosa).

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Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 12 years ago

First picture is amazing.

Kassius Santos
Kassius Santos 12 years ago

MaryRosales, I don't have to climb the tree ... rsrs Here was must use all the zoom range of my camera.

Kassius Santos
Kassius Santos 12 years ago

Leuba, in fact this species adapts well to human presence. It is often found in backyards and squares of cities here in Minas Gerais. Thanks for the comments!

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 12 years ago

great photos! Looking at the plants/trees he's sitting on, it seems he's quite comfortable around human activity !? he's a cute size...

MaryRosales 12 years ago

Wonderful photographs, wondering if your sitting comfortable in the tree?

craigwilliams 12 years ago

Ditto above. The first photo with the kill framed by baby pink blooms is amazing!

CindyBinghamKeiser 12 years ago

Beautiful bird and amazing spotting with it's lunch in its talons.

Kassius Santos
Spotted by
Kassius Santos

MG, Brazil

Spotted on Jul 20, 2011
Submitted on Oct 11, 2011

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