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Glaucidium minutissimum

Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Aves
Subclassis: Carinatae
Infraclassis: Neornithes
Parvclassis: Neognathae
Ordo: Strigiformes
Familia: Strigidae
Subfamilia: Surniinae
Genus: Glaucidium
Species: Glaucidium minutissimum


Glaucidium minutissimum (Wied-Neuwied, 1830)


* Beitrage zur Naturegeschichte von Brasilien 3 p.242

Vernacular names
Česky: Kulíšek zakrslý
English: Least Pygmy-Owl

The Least Pygmy-owl (Glaucidium minutissimum), also known as Sick's Pygmy-owl, is a small owl in the typical owl family. It has been argued that the here used scientific name actually belongs to the Pernambuco Pygmy-owl, in which case the Least Pygmy-owl should be referred to G. sicki (König & Weick, 2005).[2] This has not gained widespread recognition.[3]

It is found in eastern Brazil and far eastern Paraguay. It inhabits tropical moist evergreen forests and edges as well as open bush canopy.[4] It is one of the smallest South American owls, averaging at 45 grams (1.6 oz) and 15 cm (6 in).

Formerly, this species included the Colima, Tamaulipas, Central American, Subtropical,[1] and Baja Pygmy-owl[5] as subspecies.


1. ^ a b BirdLife International 2004. Glaucidium minutissimum. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on Sept. 25, 2007.
2. ^ König, C. & F. Weick. (2005). A new Least Pygmy Owl (Aves: Strigidae) from southeastern Brazil. Stuttgarter Beitr. Naturk. Ser. A. no. 688.
3. ^ South American Classification Committee (2008). Change the name of Least Pygmy-Owl to Glaucidium sicki. Accessed 21-11-2008.
4. ^ Weick, Friedhelm (2006), Owls (Strigiformes): Annotated and Illustrated Checklist, Springer, p. 164, ISBN 978-3-540-35234-1
5. ^ Lepage, Denis (2003–2007), Avibase - the world bird database, http://www.bsc-eoc.org/avibase/avibase.jsp?pg=summary&lang=EN&id=2D55E32F42539227&ts=1190595344906, retrieved Sept. 22, 2007

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