Mountain pygmy owl

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Mountain pygmy owl
Mountain Pygmy Owl Glaucidium gnoma Arizona.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Strigiformes
Family: Strigidae
Genus: Glaucidium
Species: G. gnoma
Binomial name
Glaucidium gnoma
Wagler, 1832

The mountain pygmy owl (Glaucidium gnoma) is a small owl from Central America. It is considered a distinct species by some authorities, including the International Ornithologists' Union. Others, including the American Ornithological Society, consider to be a subspecies of northern pygmy owl. If considered conspecific, the scientific name G. gnoma is usurped by the northern pygmy owl.


  • Duncan, James R. (2003) Owls of the World: Their Lives, Behavior and Survival. Firefly Books