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Eurasian Pygmy Owl Glaucidium passerinum passerinum   - Adult
Eurasian Pygmy Owl
Photographer : © Michael Schmitz
Location :Oulu, Finland
Date : 3 June 2011
English synonyms:Pygmy Owl, Eurasian Pygmy-Owl, Old World Pygmy Owl, Old World Pygmy-Owl, European Pygmy Owl, European Pygmy-Owl, Northern Pygmy Owl, Northern Pygmy-Owl, Pygmy Owlet, Passerine Owl
Bird Family :Strigidae - Typical Owls
Bird Group :STRIGIFORMES
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :This subspecies is apparently not found in the Oriental Region but the images are placed here as representative of the species pending acquisition of images of Glaucidium passerinum orientale which differs in being generally greyer and with clearer white spots.
Refs:
König, C., Weick, F. & Becking, J-H. (1999) Owls - A Guide to the Owls of the World Pica Press. Sussex, UK.
Howard & Moore Complete Checklist of the Birds of the World. (3rd edn., 2003)
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