Tamaulipas Pygmy-Owl

Glaucidium sanchezi

Order

STRIGIFORMES

Family

Barn Owls, Typical Owls (Tytonidae & Strigidae)

Code 4

TAPO

Code 6

GLASAN

ITIS

HEAD

Tamaulipas Pygmy-Owl Head Illustration.jpg
  • Bill Shape: Hooked
  • Eye Color: Yellow to yellow-orange.
  • Head pattern: Spotted
  • Crown Color: Rufous brown with cream spots.
  • Forehead Color: Facial disk is indistinct and is the same color as the rest of the head. Forehead is brownish rufous in female or grayish rufous in male with cream spots.
  • Nape Color: Grayish rufous in males and brownish rufous in females, with dark false eyes.
  • Throat Color: Solid rufous.
  • Cere color: Gray, Yellow

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BODY

Tamaulipas Pygmy-Owl Body Illustration.jpg
  • Length Range: 13-16 cm (5.1-6.3 in)
  • Weight: 51-54 g (1.8-1.9 oz)
  • Size: Small (5 - 9 in)
  • Color Primary: White, Brown, Rufous or Rust
  • Underparts: Cream with rufous streaks.
  • Upperparts: Rufus or rust.
  • Back Pattern: Solid
  • Belly Pattern: Striped or streaked
  • Breast Pattern: Striped or streaked

FLIGHT

Tamaulipas Pygmy-Owl Flight Illustration.jpg
  • Flight Pattern: Mothlike flight.
  • Wingspan Range: 33-36 cm (13-14 in)
  • Wing Shape: Broad-Wings
  • Tail shape: Rounded Tail, Squared Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Rufous or rust to brown with cream bars.
  • Upper Tail: Rufous with broken cream bars.
  • Under Tail: Rufous with broken cream bars.
  • Leg Color: Toes are grayish yellow.
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