Reserva Ecológica Costanera Sur

Sitio realizado por aficionados a la observación de aves desde 10 de enero 2006

Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl - Glaucidium brasilianum

Order: Strigiformes - Family: Strigidae Habitat: Woods and bushland
All records since January 2014
Sounds
logovoz © José L. Merlo logovoz voz de alarma © Norberto Oste logovoz © RAP
Adult
Caburé chico/Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl© Pablo Serur
Greyish brown with ventral white streaking. Crown without "ears" and with white stripe. Yellow iris
Caburé chico/Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl© Sergio Cusano
Caburé chico/Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl© Alec Earnshaw
Caburé chico/Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl© J. Simón Tagtachian
White and black markings on the nape which resemble eyes
Caburé/Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl© Alec Earnshaw
Caburé chico/Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl© Dolores Fernández
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1DLzA-9BZxU © Cora Rimoldi
Juvenile
Caburé/Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl© Norberto Oste
Caburé chico/Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl© Favio G. Belotto
The owls' eyes are in the front part of the head, not on the sides. Eyes are fixed and immobile within their sockets. So they turn their head around to see and they can do so almost till 270°. The key is in the adaptations both in their vertebrae and blood system which prevent the arteries from strangling when the neck is turned round.
Behaviour
Caburé chico/Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl© Palbo Serur
See Behaviour
Diet
Caburé chico/Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl© Claudia y Diego Bastías Caburé chico/Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl© Palbo Mosto
Caburé chico/Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl© Nicolás Giorgio cabure-PS-8-13© Pablo Serur
Caburé chico/Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl© J. Simón Tagtachian
© Norberto Oste
More photographic records since January 2013