Birds of Colombia

    STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae (Owls)  
Genus: Glaucidium (4 species, 30 worldwide)

Ferruginous Pygmy Owl
Ferruginous Pygmy Owl (Glaucidium brasilianum)
Barquisimeto, Venezuela  

With different shades of brown, rufous and grey across its large range.

Central American Pygmy Owl
Central American Pygmy Owl (Glaucidium griseiceps)
Laguna Lagarto Lodge, Boca Tapada, Costa Rica  
Photograph by Jorge Obando Gutierrez   © Copyrighted, All Rights Reserved.

Andean Pygmy Owl
Andean Pygmy Owl (Glaucidium jardinii)
Tatama National Park, Pueblo Rico, Risaralda, Colombia
  Comes in brown and rufous. Has two fake black eyes on the back to scare potential predators.

Cloud-forest Pygmy Owl
Cloud-forest Pygmy Owl (Glaucidium nubicola) Vulnerable
ProAves Tangaras Reserve, El Carmen de Atrato, Choco, Colombia  

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