French: Chevêchette du Guatemala German: Guatemalazwergkauz Spanish: Mochuelo guatemalteco
Cobán, Alta Vera Paz, Guatemala.
S Mexico (Chiapas), Guatemala and Honduras.
16–18 cm; no data on body mass. Rufous morph bright reddish-brown, with little mottling on head; wings spotted and barred; tail long with 5–8 white bars; rufous... read more
Territorial call is a series of hoots. Rhythm is quite irregular, usually given in double (... read more
Highland pine-oak forest and cloud forest; occurs from 1000–2500 m elevation in Guatemala. read more
Food and feeding
Poorly known. Insects and small vertebrates such as rodents and birds. Secretive and thought to be nocturnal and crepuscular.
Little known. Nest in abandoned woodpecker hole or natural cavity. Clutch size reported to be 3–4 eggs.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). CITES II. Restricted-range species: present in North Central American highlands EBA. Little known about ecology and population status... read more
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