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Colima Pygmy-Owl Glaucidium palmarum

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

Priorities for Future Research

Colima Pygmy-Owl is widespread, but for many years was classified as a subspecies (of a very broadly distributed Least Pygmy-Owl Glaucidium minutissimum); perhaps as a consequence, relatively little attention has been focused on the biology of the populations of western Mexico. There is essentially no information on its breeding biology or on its diet. There also is little or no information on such topics as age at first breeding, life span and survivorship, dispersal, population regulation, and territoriality for Colima Pygmy-Owl.

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.