Typical Owls (Strigidae)

Austral Pygmy-owl (Glaucidium nanum) - HBW 5, p. 218

French: Chevêchette australe German: Araukanerkauz 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.