Amazonian Pygmy-Owl Glaucidium hardyi

  • Order: Strigiformes
  • Family: Strigidae
  • Monotypic
  • Authors: Thomas S. Schulenberg



Very little information. Amazonian Pygmy-Owl is partially diurnal. It perches quietly for long periods of time, however, and because in occupies the midstory and canopy, it rarely is observed, even during the day.


At one site in southeastern Peru, Terborgh et al. (1990) estimated territory size as 14 ha (n = 4), with a density of 5 pairs/100 ha.

Sexual Behavior

Undescribed; presumably is socially monogamous.

Social and interspecific behavior

Amazonian Pygmy-Owl typically is solitary.

Recommended Citation

Schulenberg, T. S. (2012). Amazonian Pygmy-Owl (Glaucidium hardyi), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.