Central American pygmy owl
G. griseiceps (right)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Strigiformes
Family: Strigidae
Genus: Glaucidium
G. griseiceps
Binomial name
Glaucidium griseiceps

Sharpe, 1875

The Central American pygmy owl (Glaucidium griseiceps) is a species of owl in the family Strigidae.

It is found in Belize, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, and Panama.

The Central American pygmy owl reaches a height of about 14 to 16 cm. The skull and neck are brownish gray, the feathers of the upper body are brown. The tail has two or three pale transversal bands. The underside is whitish with reddish-brown spots on the chest and reddish brown stripes on the flanks.