Central American Pygmy-Owl

Glaucidium griseiceps

Order

STRIGIFORMES

Family

Barn Owls, Typical Owls (Tytonidae & Strigidae)

Code 4

CAPO

Code 6

GLAGRI

ITIS

HEAD

Central American Pygmy-Owl Head Illustration.jpg
  • Bill Shape: Hooked
  • Eye Color: Yellow
  • Head pattern: Spotted
  • Crown Color: Chestnut with white spots.
  • Forehead Color: Facial disk is gray-cinnamon with cream eyebrows.
  • Nape Color: Cinnamon overall with black patches bordered in light gray that resemble eyes.
  • Throat Color: Cinnamon with white in the center that extends down onto the breast and belly.
  • Cere color: Yellow, Buff

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BODY

Central American Pygmy-Owl Body Illustration.jpg
  • Length Range: 13-18 cm (5-7 in)
  • Weight: 48-60 g (1.7-2.1 oz)
  • Size: Small (5 - 9 in)
  • Color Primary: White, Brown, Rufous or Rust
  • Underparts: Cream with thick cinnamon streaks.
  • Upperparts: Cinnamon with white spots.
  • Back Pattern: Spotted or speckled, Solid
  • Belly Pattern: Striped or streaked
  • Breast Pattern: Striped or streaked, Solid

FLIGHT

Central American Pygmy-Owl Flight Illustration.jpg
  • Flight Pattern: Undulating flight.
  • Wingspan Range: 38 cm (15 in)
  • Wing Shape: Broad-Wings
  • Tail shape: Rounded Tail, Squared Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Brown with cream bars of which two or three are visible.
  • Upper Tail: Brown with cream bars of which two or three are visible.
  • Under Tail: Brown with cream bars of which two or three are visible.
  • Leg Color: Covered in cream feathers, with yellow toes.
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