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Colima Pygmy-Owl Glaucidium palmarum

  • Order: Strigiformes
  • Family: Strigidae
  • Polytypic: 3 subspecies
  • Authors: Thomas S. Schulenberg


Conservation Status

Colima Pygmy-Owl is a large range, and the population trend appears to be stable. Consequently the IUCN Red List conservation status of Colima Pygmy-Owl is assessed as Least Concern (BirdLife International 2013).

The relative abundance of Colima Pygmy-Owl is assessed as fairly common to common (Howell and Webb 1995), with some authors describing it as very common (Binford 1989; see also Schaldach 1963).

Effects of human activity on populations

Human activity has little short-term direct effect on Colima Pygmy-Owl, other than the local effects of habitat destruction.

Recommended Citation

Schulenberg, T. S. (2013). Colima Pygmy-Owl (Glaucidium palmarum), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.