Cuban pygmy owl

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Cuban pygmy owl
Cuban pygmy-owl (Glaucidium siju siju).JPG
G. s. siju, Zapata National Park, Cuba
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Strigiformes
Family: Strigidae
Genus: Glaucidium
Species: G. siju
Binomial name
Glaucidium siju
(D'Orbigny, 1839)

The Cuban pygmy owl (Glaucidium siju) is a species of owl in the family Strigidae that is endemic to Cuba. Its natural habitats are dry forests, moist forests and heavily degraded former forest.

The Pygmy-Owl is the most frequently observed of Cuba’s owls.[2] They breed in tree holes formerly used by woodpeckers.

There are three known subspecies of the Cuban pygmy owl: Glaucidium siju siju, Glaucidium siju vittatum, and Glaucidium siju turquinensis.[2]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Glaucidium siju". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  2. ^ a b Kirwan, Guy (2010). "Glaucidium siju". Neotropical Birds Online. Ithaca: Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Retrieved 29 October 2015.
  • Birding in Cuba. [1].