Tamaulipas pygmy owl

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Tamaulipas pygmy owl
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Strigiformes
Family: Strigidae
Genus: Glaucidium
Species: G. sanchezi
Binomial name
Glaucidium sanchezi
Lowery & Newman, 1949

The Tamaulipas pygmy owl (Glaucidium sanchezi) is a species of owl in the Strigidae family. It is endemic to Mexico.[1] This is one of the smallest owls in the world at a mean length of 13.5 centimetres (5.3 in). However, at 53 grams (1.9 oz), it is slightly heavier than the long-whiskered owlet and the elf owl.[2] Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.[1]


  1. ^ a b c BirdLife International (2012). "Glaucidium sanchezi". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Claus König, Friedhelm Weick & Jan-Hendrik Becking (1999). Owls: A Guide to the Owls of the World. Yale University Press. ISBN 978-0-300-07920-3. 

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