Cloudforest Pygmy-owl (Glaucidium nubicola) - HBW 5, p. 215
French: Chevêchette des nuages
Spanish: Mochuelo Ecuatoriano
Other common names: Ecuadorian Pygmy-owl
Taxonomy: Glaucidium nubicola Robbins and Stiles, 1999, south side of Quebrada San José of the Río Blanco, Carchi Province, Ecuador.
Recently discovered species; probably long overlooked as a result of morphological similarity and geographical proximity to G. jardinii, but vocally very distinct and also exhibits subtle but constant morphological differences. Probably most closely related to G. gnoma and G. costaricanum. Monotypic.
Distribution: W slope of Andes in Colombia (Cordillera Central) and Ecuador.
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Adult perched on mossy trunk.
Locality Refugio Paz de las Aves, Mindo Valley, Pichincha Province, Ecuador
Dusan Brinkhuizen 28 August 2011 2 years ago 4.3
A juvenile bird.
Locality Tatama National Park, Colombia (Monotypic species)
Ken Havard 5 July 2011 2 years ago 3.6
A bird coming to the playback in Montezuma Road
Locality Montezuma Peak Road, Montezuma Peak, Tatama National Park, Colombia
Manakin Nature Tours 5 February 2010 1 year ago 3.2
One ind responding to playback
Locality Montezuma Peak, Tatama National Park, Colombia (Monotypic species)
Diego Calderon - COLOMBIA... 2 May 2012 1 year ago 3
One ind calling before dusk
Locality El Cairo, Valle del Cauca Department, Colombia (Monotypic species)
Diego Calderon - COLOMBIA... 18 July 2011 2 years ago 2.6
A bird perched in the forest mid-level on a sunny afternoon.
Locality Chiriboga Road, Pichincha Province, Ecuador (Monotypic species)
Scott Olmstead 19 November 2008 4 years ago 2.3