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Pygmy Owl
Glaucidium passerinum

Map of the common names


Description
Easy to identify from its diminutive size (L 16 cm) and its characteristic call. Active by day. Breeds fairly commonly in coniferous and mixed forest and is often encountered at edge of glades. Feeds mainly on voles and small birds. Resident.


Watercolour by Serge Nicolle


Reasons for the need for protection/inclusion in annex I
The deterioration of habitat due to forestry practices and the reduction of prey numbers are significant threats.


Distribution map


yellow = summer visitor
green = resident
blue = winter visitor


Population :
about 25,000 pairs


Drawing by Manuel Manolos


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