Typical Owls (Strigidae)

Cloudforest Pygmy-owl (Glaucidium nubicola) - HBW 5, p. 215

French: Chevêchette des nuages German: Nebelzwergkauz 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.