Tamaulipas Pygmy-Owl

Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montanes.

The Tamaulipas 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.

The Tamaulipas Pygmy-owl (Glaucidium sanchezi) is a species of owl in the Strigidae family. It is endemic to Mexico. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montanes. References - * BirdLife International 2004. Glaucidium sanchezi. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 24 July 2007. More

The Tamaulipas Pygmy-Owl is fairly common in and around El Cielo’s cloud forest. According to Howell & Webb, the owl ranges southeastward in a narrow band across the southeastern part of San Luis Potosí, perhaps tipping into bits of Hidalgo and Veracruz. But any way you slice it, this is a restricted-range bird. Maybe less so, if you’re a lumper, rather than a splitter. This population has also been considered part of a more wide-ranging (super)species, the Least Pygmy-Owl. More

Tamaulipas Pygmy-Owl (Glaucidium sanchezi) by Pat Wade. More

Order : Strigiformes
Family : Strigidae
Genus : Glaucidium
Species : sanchezi
Authority : Lowery & Newman, 1949