Austral Pygmy Owl Facts   

  • Name:
    Chuncho / Austral Pygmy Owl
  • Scientific Name:
    Glaucidium nanum.
  • Family:
  • Description:
    rounded body, beak, feet and iris are yellow. Its back is brown; part of its belly is white with gravy lines.
  • Size:
    17 to 21 cm approximately (6,5 -8 in)
Austral Pygmy Owl


Puts 3 to 5 eggs in rock crevices or hollow trees.


From Magallanes to Atacama.


All year.


Night Hunter


Carnivore eats small birds, rodents and insects


range from city parks to dense old Nothofagus forest .Prefer edge or more open forest, but also uses shrubs, suburban areas and agricultural areas with some large trees and bushes

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