Guatemalan Pygmy-owl (Glaucidium cobanense) - HBW 5, p. 211
French: Chevêchette du Guatemala
Spanish: Mochuelo Guatemalteco
Taxonomy: Glaucidium cobanense Sharpe, 1875, Cobán, Alta Vera Paz, Guatemala.
Sometimes considered to form superspecies with G. passerinum, G. brodiei, G. perlatum, G. californicum, G. gnoma and G. hoskinsii, but recent DNA evidence clearly shows that G. passerinum and G. californicum are not closely related. Has usually been considered a race of G. gnoma, but separation from latter perhaps currently unwarranted, as vocalizations undescribed. Monotypic.
Distribution: S Mexico (Chiapas), Guatemala and Honduras.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
A male of the brown morph calling from a branch of Guatemalan Fir (Abies guatemalensis), mocked by a White-eared Hummingbird. Locality San Marcos Department, Guatemala (Monotypic species)
Knut Eisermann 30 January 2012 1 year ago 1 min 26 sec 4.4
Two juveniles in the nest entrance observing the surroundings, a day before fledging. Locality Alta Verapaz Department, Guatemala (Monotypic species)
Knut Eisermann 24 May 2012 1 year ago 1 min 17 sec 4.3
Brown morph juvenile 2 days after fledging.
Locality Alta Verapaz Department, Guatemala (Monotypic species)
Knut Eisermann 27 May 2012 1 year ago 4.6
Adult of the rufous morph.
Locality Chelemhá Cloud Forest Reserve, Alta Verapaz Department, Guatemala (Monotypic species)
Knut Eisermann 27 May 2008 3 years ago 4.5
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