Tucuman pygmy-owl

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Tucuman pygmy-owl
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Strigiformes
Family: Strigidae
Genus: Glaucidium
G. tucumanum
Binomial name
Glaucidium tucumanum
(Chapman, 1922)

The Tucuman pygmy-owl (Glaucidium tucumanum) is a small South American owl.

It is 16 to 17.5 cm (6.3–7 in.) in length and weighs 55 to 60 grams (1.9-2.1 oz.) [1]

Its range is the Gran Chaco region of Bolivia, Paraguay, and Argentina south to Tucumán province and the northern part of Córdoba province. It lives in arid and semi-arid thorny and bushy habitats from 500 meters up to 1500 meters, at some places 1800 meters, above sea level.[1]

Some authorities consider it a subspecies of the ferruginous pygmy-owl, in which case it is called Glaucidium brasilianum pallens.[1] For example, the IUCN does not list it.[2] Among authorities that do consider it a full species are the 2007 Clements Checklist of Birds of the World and the Handbook of the Birds of the World.[3]


  1. ^ a b c Weick, Friedhelm (2006), Owls (Strigiformes): Annotated and Illustrated Checklist, Springer, pp. 171–172, ISBN 978-3-540-35234-1
  2. ^ IUCN 2007. 2007 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 26 September 2007.
  3. ^ Lepage, Denis (2003–2007), Avibase - the world bird database, retrieved September 27, 2007