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Ferruginous pygmy owl Often heard at night but rarely seen, I was alerted to the early morning presence of this individual because it was being swarmed by a group of doves, bananaquits and thrushes.  Ferruginous Pygmy Owl,Geotagged,Glaucidium brasilianum,Trinidad and Tobago,Winter,bird,brown,nature,owl,white,wildlife,yellow Click/tap to enlarge

Ferruginous pygmy owl

Often heard at night but rarely seen, I was alerted to the early morning presence of this individual because it was being swarmed by a group of doves, bananaquits and thrushes.

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The Ferruginous Pygmy Owl is a small owl that breeds in south-central Arizona in the USA, south through to Mexico, Central America and South America to Bolivia and Argentina. Trinidad, as well as other localities, have endemic subspecies of this owl. Recent genetics work has found substantial differences in Ferruginous Pygmy Owls from different regions, and members of the northern ''ridgwayi'' group are sometimes considered a separate species, the Ridgeway's Pygmy-owl .This species is a part of.. more

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Uploaded Mar 4, 2016. Captured Jan 22, 2016 06:40 in Upper Sixth Ave, San Juan, Trinidad and Tobago.
  • PENTAX K-50
  • f/8.0
  • 1/180s
  • ISO1600
  • 300mm