Belonging to the Northern Pygmy Owl complex (G. gmoma s.l.), Guatemalan Pygmy Owl (Glaucidium cobanense) is endemic to Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, and the south-Mexican state of Chiapas. Guatemalan Pygmy Owl occurs mainly above 1500 m (5000 ft) elevation, thus the Chiapas-Guatemala highland is the core area of distribution. In Guatemala it is widespread throughout the highlands.
Guatemalan Pygmy Owl is mostly diurnal and feeds mainly on vertebrates (birds, lizards). Most of the CAYAYA BIRDING tours include sites with good chances of seeing Guatemalan Pygmy Owl.
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Photographs of Guatemalan Pygmy Owl seen during CAYAYA BIRDING tours in Guatemala
Videos of Guatemalan Pygmy Owl seen during CAYAYA BIRDING tours in Guatemala
A Guatemalan Pygmy-Owl Glaucidium cobanense doing what it has to do … seen in the highlands of Guatemala. Watch this brown morph Guatemalan Pygmy-Owl making a feather fly in a loop, preening, cleaning claws, showing its false eyes, regurgitating a pellet, ruffling, stretching, yawning and falling asleep.
A calling Guatemalan Pygmy Owl.
Juvenile Guatemalan Pygmy Owls at the nest entrance.
A calling Guatemalan Pygmy Owl being mobbed by a Rufous Sabrewing Pampa rufa.