Cape Pygmy-Owl

Cape Pygmy-Owl – Glaucidium hoskinsii

A Reference for North and Central American Owls

The Cape Pygmy-Owl is very similar to the Northern Pygmy-Owl although isolated geographically at the tip of Baja California in the Sierra de la Laguna Mountains with some occurrences in the lower Sierra de la Giganta Mountains. DNA evidence shows that these two pygmy-owls are not closely related. Below you can find photos, recordings, range map, and information to help identify and enjoy this beautiful owl. The Field Notes section includes a  discussion of the species, description, similar species, and identification details.

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