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Aegolius ridgwayi

Unspotted Saw-whet Owl

  • Order: Strigiformes
  • Family: Strigidae
  • Polytypic 3 Subspecies

Authors: Enríquez, Paula L., M.C. Arizmendi, C. Rodríguez-Flores, and C. Soberanes-González

Priorities for Future Research

Research priorities for Unspotted Saw-whet Owl should focus in the breeding ecology, demography, life history, and population rates to evaluate with more biological knowledge the conservation status of this endangered species. It is important to understand how changes in habitat are affecting owl populations, particularly the breeding rate and survivorship of this species. Conservation efforts could be effective if habitat degradation and deforestation could be drastically reduced or even reversed.  

Recommended Citation

Enríquez, Paula L., M.C. Arizmendi, C. Rodríguez-Flores, and C. Soberanes-González. 2012. Unspotted Saw-whet Owl (Aegolius ridgwayi), Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Ithaca: Cornell Lab of Ornithology; retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: http://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/portal/species/overview?p_p_spp=%0A%09%09%09%09215576