Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl

Other Names: Ridgeway's Pygmy-owl

Distribution: lowlands of Central and South America, south to northern Argentina.

Ferruginous Pygmy Owl distribution range map

Description:

Size: 20-22 cm in length with a 35-38 cm wingspan.

Plumage: The uppersides are brown, heavily spotted/streaked with white on the crown and wing. The undersides are white streaked with brown. There are two eyespots on the neck, and the tail is barred brown and black. The beak and legs are grayish-yellow and the eyes are bright yellow.

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Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl

Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl

Bill Shape
hooked
Regions
arizona
mexico
texas
Tail Shape
squared-tail
Wing Shape
broad-wings
pointed-wings
Sounds
hooting
Habitat
mesquitebosque
riparianorriverforest
Deserts
Forests
Color
brown
Body Shape
owl
Size
small
Order
true owls, typical owls - strigidae
typical owls and barn owls - strigiformes
Conservation Status
Least Concern