Costa Rican Pygmy-Owl

The Costa Rican Pygmy-owl is a species of owl in the Strigidae family. It is found in Costa Rica and Panama.

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Original source: Michael Woodruff from Spokane, Washington, USA
Author: Michael Woodruff from Spokane, Washington, USA

The Costa Rican 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.

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The Costa Rican Pygmy-owl (Glaucidium costaricanum) is a species of owl in the Strigidae family. It is found in Costa Rica and Panama. References - * BirdLife International 2004. Glaucidium costaricanum. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 24 July 2007. Stub icon This Owl-related article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.v • d • e Retrieved from "http://en.wikipedia. More

the Costa Rican Pygmy-Owl (Glaucidium costaricanum) had previously BIRDCHAT archives - August 2000, week 1 (#9): ...the highlands of Costa Rica and western Panama, G. jardinii (Andean Pygmy-Owl) in BIRDCHAT archives - February 2001, week 1 (#53): ...melacoryphus P Squirrel Cuckoo Piaya cayana P Smooth-billed Ani Crotophaga ani P Peru list following Clements and Shany, A Field Guide to the Birds ...: Spectacled Owl, Pulsatrix perspicillata. Band-bellied Owl, P. melanota. More

Cloud-forest Pygmy-Owl and the Costa Rican Pygmy-Owl had previously been thought to belong to the species Andean Pygmy-Owl. Although all the New World's pygmy-owls have songs of hollow whistles or toots, the length of the notes and the intervals between notes provide clues to the species identifications that can be confirmed using genetic analysis and by observing subtle but consistent physical differences. More

This Costa Rican Pygmy-Owl was in April 2008 in the Central mountain range of Costa Rica. I was very surprised when we just happened to pull off the road and heard a pygmy-owl calling. When I started whistling to the owl three of them flew in... this one was very close (maybe just 10 feet overhead!). Click here to return to the Costa Rican Pygmy-Owl Multimedia page. More

The Costa Rican Pygmy-Owl comes in both brown and rufous color morphs. It is restricted in range from Central Costa Rica south to West Panama (possibly East Panama too). Here you can find photos, a Central American range map and information to help identify and enjoy this beautiful owl. The Field Notes section includes information on nesting, habitat, behavior, vocalizations, description and identification. To jump immediately to any of these sections use the Page Jump Links below. More

Order : Strigiformes
Family : Strigidae
Genus : Glaucidium
Species : costaricanum
Authority : Robbins & Stiles, 1999