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
Brown morph juvenile 2 days after fledging.
Locality Alta Verapaz Department, Guatemala (Monotypic species)
Knut Eisermann 27 May 2012 50 weeks 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