Ferruginous Pygmy Owl

This species is a part of the larger grouping of owls known as typical owls, Strigidae, the family that contains most species of owl. The other grouping is the barn owls, Tytonidae.

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The Ferruginous Pygmy Owl is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

Cactus Ferruginous Pygmy Owl, by Mike Wrigley, USFWSThis small owl with a wingspan of about 15 inches is common and widespread in the American tropics. It enters the U.S. only in southern Texas and Arizona, where it is uncommon. Unlike many owls it is active by day, preying on insects, birds, rodents and lizards. It has a large rounded head, yellow eyes and a crown flecked with white. The underside is rusty brown, and both sexes have the same appearance. More

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Ferruginous Pygmy Owl: Small owl, plain brown upperparts, white underparts with thick, brown streaks. Round head has stripes and no ear tufts. Nape has two conspicuous black patches outlined in white. Tail is long and rufous with dark brown bars. Flight is rapid and direct with unmuffled wing beats. Range and Habitat Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl: Occurs in southern Arizona and extreme southern Texas. Found in riparian areas within deserts. The U.S. More

The Ferruginous Pygmy Owl is a common and easily seen bird in open woodland including around human habitation. It nests in a hole in a tree, laying 3-4 white eggs. Incubation is 28 days, with 27-30 days further to fledging. The Ferruginous Pygmy Owl is small (15cm) and stocky. The upperparts are brown, heavily spotted with white on the crown and wing coverts. The underparts are white, streaked with brown. There are prominent white supercilia above the facial disc. More

The cactus ferruginous pygmy owl is on the verge of losing its status as an endangered species. The removal from the endangered species list is scheduled to take place May 15, unless the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service decision is overruled in court. Fewer than 20 of the tiny owls are known to live in Arizona, most of them in an area northwest of Tucson. The delisting decision followed a lawsuit by the home-building industry that wants to develop the area. More

yearlong status review of the cactus ferruginous pygmy owl in a move that could restore it to threatened or endangered species protection, the agency said Friday. The action comes in response to a petition from Defenders of Wildlife, the Center for Biological Diversity and Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility. The groups contended that new information was not available or within the scope of analysis when Fish and Wildlife delisted the Arizona population of pygmy owls in 2006 after first listing them in 1997. More

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Ferruginous Pygmy Owl Pictures, great pictures of ferruginous pygmy owls in the wild = Feel free to download these ferruginous pygmy owl pictures to your own computer. Here is our collection of ferruginous pygmy owl pictures. This collection is going to get larger as the weeks go by. We love ferruginous pygmy owl photos and we are going to increase the number of ferruginous pygmy owl pictures in this section very soon. More

The cactus ferruginous pygmy owl nests in cavities in trees or cacti such as the organ pipe or saguaro. The pygmy owl begins nesting activity late winter to early spring.3 Three to five eggs are laid in late AprilMay.2 The eggs are incubated for about twenty-eight days. The young are fed by both parents. The young fledge twenty-seven to thirty days after hatching. More

scrapes away desert vegetation, the cactus ferruginous pygmy owl is erased too. Its numbers have sharply declined in Sonora, and in Arizona they’re perilously low. The Center for Biological Diversity originally petitioned to protect the owl in 1992, and after three successful follow-up lawsuits, the tiny owl was federally designated as endangered in Arizona in 1997. The Center garnered 732,000 acres of critical habitat for the owl in 1999, resulting in a new era of land and wildlife conservation in southern Arizona. More

The Ferruginous Pygmy Owl (Glaucidium brasilianum) is a small owl that breeds in south-central Arizona in the USA, south through to Mexico, Central America and South America to Bolivia and Argentina. Trinidad, as well as other localities, have endemic subspecies of the owl. The Trinidad version is more rufous above than the continental forms. Recent genetics work has found substantial differences in Ferruginous Pygmy Owls from different regions. More

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Order : Strigiformes
Family : Strigidae
Genus : Glaucidium
Species : brasilianum
Authority : (Gmelin, 1788)