Other Names: Ridgeway's Pygmy-owl
Distribution: lowlands of Central and South America, south to northern Argentina.
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.