Northern Pygmy-Owl

Northern Pygmy-Owl

A Reference for North and Central American Owls

Northern Pygmy-Owl, like all Pygmy-Owls, is a diurnal (active in the daytime) owl. It is small but a very bold and ferocious predator that will attack prey more than twice its size. This owl is considered to be of “least concern” by the IUCN/Birdlife although known declines are not well documented. The species faces dangers from logging, habitat loss, and a sheer lack of studies. This means that a clear understanding of its needs, population, and the threats it faces are just not well known. Here you will find photos, recordings and a brief field notes section to help identify and enjoy this beautiful owl.

A more in depth write up and range map can be found in its natural history page. 

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