Colima Pygmy-Owl

Glaucidium palmarum

Order

STRIGIFORMES

Family

Barn Owls, Typical Owls (Tytonidae & Strigidae)

Code 4

CPYO

Code 6

GLAPAL

ITIS

ILLUSTRATION

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PHOTOS

CONSERVATION STATUS

Least Concern

The Colima Pygmy-Owl has a fairly large range of 551,000 square kilometers. It occurs in moist tropical forest, shade coffee farms, and in thorn forests in western Mexico from Sonora to southern Oaxaca. It has an estimated population of 20,000-49,999 individuals and the population is believed to be large and stable enough to warrant a conservation rating of Least Concern.

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Overview

Colima (Least) Pygmy-Owl: Very small owl, brown upperparts. Brown on sides of breast, brown streaks on white underparts. Mottled tan facial disk, short white eyebrows, no ear tufts. Eyes yellow, bill yellow-buff. Short, rounded wings, black-gray tail with buff barring.

 

Range and Habitat

Colima Pygmy-Owl: Endemic resident of western Mexico. Found from central Sonora south to Morelos and Guerrero, from sea level to 1,500 meters in elevation. Prefers dry, tropical thorny forests. Also occurs in coffee plantations and mixed pine-oak forest.

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Colima Pygmy-Owl SONGS AND CALLS

Colima Pygmy-Owl EEE1

Typical series of high-pitched hoots.

Colima Pygmy-Owl NN1

Song is a series of increasing hoots, "hoo, hoo-hoo, hoo-hoo-hoo."

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Voice Text

"hoo-hoo, hoo-hoo-hoo, hoo-hoo-hoo-hoo"

INTERESTING FACTS

  • A group of owls has many collective nouns, including a "bazaar", "glaring", "parliament", "stooping", and "wisdom" of owls.
  • A newly recognized species. They were formerly classified as a subspecies of the Least Pygmy-Owl.

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