Tamaulipas Pygmy-Owl

Glaucidium sanchezi

Order

STRIGIFORMES

Family

Barn Owls, Typical Owls (Tytonidae & Strigidae)

Code 4

TAPO

Code 6

GLASAN

ITIS

ILLUSTRATION

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PHOTOS

CONSERVATION STATUS

Near Threatened

The Tamaulipas Pygmy-Owl has a small range of 27,800 square kilometers, and only occurs in humid highland forests of Tamaulipas, San Luis Potosi, and Hidalgo. Its estimated population of 20,000-49,999 individuals is believed to be in decline because of logging and habitat loss in its already small range. Because of these factors, this species has a conservation rating of Near Threatened.

SUMMARY

Overview

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


Range and Habitat

Tamaulipas Pygmy-Owl: Endemic resident of northeast Mexico, where it is found in south Tamaulipas, southeast San Luis Potosi and north Hidalgo. Found from 900-2,100 meters in elevation, in humid subtropical pine-evergreen and evergreen forests, montane forests, as well as cloud forests.

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Tamaulipas Pygmy-Owl SONGS AND CALLS

Similar Sounding


Voice Text

"toot, toot"

INTERESTING FACTS

  • A group of owls has many collective nouns, including a "bazaar", "glaring", "parliament", "stooping", and "wisdom" of owls.
  • The Tamaulipas Pygmy-Owl is listed nationally as a species "In Danger of Extinction."

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RANGE MAP NORTH AMERICA

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FAMILY DESCRIPTION

TERMINOLOGY

CREDITS

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Chris Vest

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