Austral Pygmy-owl (Glaucidium nanum) - HBW 5, p. 218
French: Chevêchette australe
Spanish: Mochuelo Patagón
Taxonomy: Strix nana King, 1828, Port Famine, Straits of Magellan.
Considered by some authors to form superspecies with G. brasilianum, G. tucumanum and G. peruanum. Sometimes treated as race of G. brasilianum, but apparently some subtle differences in vocalizations exist; recently shown to differ also in DNA. Monotypic.
Distribution: Breeds S Chile and S Argentina S to Tierra del Fuego, some wintering farther N in Chile and Argentina.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
front/side view of calling bird in canopy Locality La Campana National Park, Chile (Monotypic species)
Martin Kennewell 20 November 2011 2 years ago 25 sec 4
In Ñires small forest (Nothofagus antarctica), one can see the edge of the Austral Pygmy-Owl Locality Tierra del Fuego National Park, Tierra del Fuego Province, Argentina
Marcelo Carlos de Cruz 27 January 2012 2 years ago 28 sec 3.5
front view of perched bird calling, flies Locality La Campana National Park, Chile (Monotypic species)
Martin Kennewell 20 November 2011 2 years ago 30 sec 3
A bird perched on a wire Locality Olmué, Chile (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 13 October 2003 10 years ago 17 sec 3
A bird calling on a branch and looking around Locality Torres del Paine National Park, Magallanes Region, Chile (Monotypic species)
Ron Hoff 19 October 2007 6 years ago 51 sec 3
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austral pygmy owl
Locality Tierra del Fuego National Park, Tierra del Fuego Province, Argentina
Leandro Herrainz 11 May 2010 1 year ago 4.8
Bird perched on branch.
Locality La Aurora, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
Patricio Mackenzie 6 July 2014 11 weeks ago 4.5
The implacable hunter - recently captured this little bird, a Thorn-tailed Rayadito (Aphrastura spinicauda) with live prey, only
Locality Torres del Paine National Park, Magallanes Region, Chile (Monotypic species)
Juan Maria Raggio 9 September 2009 4 years ago 4.4
A Pygmy Owl rested on a cherry tree during a rainy day.
Locality El Chaltén, Santa Cruz Province, Argentina (Monotypic species)
Santiago Folcini 15 February 2013 9 weeks ago 4.3
Locality El Chaltén, Santa Cruz Province, Argentina
oleicfrisbee 3 years ago 4.2
Locality Los Alerces National Park, Chubut Province, Argentina (Monotypic species)
Emmanuel Comisso 15 May 2012 14 weeks ago 4.2