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Ferruginous Pygmy-owl

(Glaucidium brasilianum)

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A small grayish brown or reddish brown owl with white streaks on chest, belly; fine white streaks on head; brown or black tail with paler bars; black spot on side of neck; to 16cm (6.5in). (Mochuelo Común).


Low and some middle elevations, northern Pacilic slope; found in wooded areas, as well as in semi-open sites such as forest edges, grassland and agricultural areas with trees; dayactive.

Found in the following Parks:

Palo Verde National Park.
Santa Rosa Nacional Park.

If you want to read about Eco-Tourism, Ecology, Behavior, Breeding and more of Costa Ricas' Fauna, we recommend to buy the Travelers' Wildlife Guide of Costa Rica by Les Beletzky (or Belesky) with beautiful illustrations by Davis Dennis. This priceless guide is our constant companion, when we travel around Costa Rica, Panama and Nicaragua.
To buy the complete book visit Interlink Books

The team of Discovery Travel World wishes you the best of times in our little paradise called Costa Rica.

Ferruginous Pygmy-owl (Glaucidium brasilianum), Costa Rica