Eurasian Pygmy Owl

Glaucidium passerinum - Chevêchette d'Europe

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Strigiformes

  • Family
    :

    Strigidés

  • Genus
    :

    Glaucidium

  • Species
    :

    passerinum

Descriptor

Linnaeus, 1758

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 17 cm
  • Wingspan
    : 34 à 36 cm.
  • Weight
    : 50 à 80 g
Longevity

7 years

Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Eurasian Pygmy Owl (Glaucidium passerinum) is a species of bird in the Strigidae family.

Subspecific information 2 Subspecies

  • Glaucidium passerinum passerinum (c and n Europe to sw Siberia)
  • Glaucidium passerinum orientale (c and e Siberia, Mongolia and ne China)

Foreign names

  • Chevêchette d'Europe,
  • Mochuelo Alpino,
  • Mocho-anão,
  • Sperlingskauz,
  • Törpekuvik,
  • Dwerguil,
  • Civetta nana,
  • Sparvuggla,
  • Spurveugle,
  • kuvičok vrabčí,
  • kulíšek nejmenší,
  • Spurveugle,
  • varpuspöllö,
  • mussolet eurasiàtic,
  • Sparrugla,
  • sóweczka (zwyczajna),
  • apodziņš,
  • mali skovik,
  • Воробьиный сычик,
  • スズメフクロウ,
  • 花头鸺鹠,
  • 花頭鵂鶹,

Voice song and cries

Habitat

Forest : Boreal, Temperate ; Shrubland : Boreal, Temperate ; Wetlands (inland) : Bogs, Marshes, Swamps, Fens, Peatlands

Geographic range

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