Local subspecies: nominate, with range from NE Brazil to NE Argentina, etc. RPPN Mãe-da-lua.
Figure 1. The Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl can often be seen and heard during the day, even close to human habitations, in gardens etc. The bird shown above came to sit in front of my hide, in my fruit garden in Fazenda Canaã.To top of page
Left photo: The Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl has turned the head towards the camera, and the face is visible.
Right photo: The same bird, a few instants later, has turned the head away from the camera. The design on the hind side of the head ressembles the face. Apparently, this "second" face can cause potential prey, like small passerines, to move to the other side of the owl, where the owl can catch them more easily.To top of page