Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl (Glaucidium brasilianum), Tubac, Santa Cruz County
This Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl was
discovered and photographed by Chris Benesh on 13 January 2014
Rare species in Arizona and very unusual at this location.
Formerly an uncommon nesting species at the northern
edge of its range in southern Arizona. It has
declined precipitously over the last several decades. Because of its
status, this posting was intentionally delayed and no
specific location information is provided for this
sighting. AZFO strongly opposes searching for this
bird or disturbing it in any way in case it may be a
young bird prospecting for a new breeding location.
Streaked crown and rufous banded tail separate it
from the Northern Pygmy-Owl.
13 January 2014, photo by Chris BeneshAll photos are copyrighted© by photographer
Submitted on 14 January 2014