Austral Pygmy Owl Facts   

  • Name:
    Chuncho / Austral Pygmy Owl
  • Scientific Name:
    Glaucidium nanum.
  • Family:
    Strigidae
  • 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

Reproduction:

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

Distribution:

From Magallanes to Atacama.

Residence:

All year.

Features:

Night Hunter

Food:

Carnivore eats small birds, rodents and insects

Habitat:

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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