Colima pygmy owl
Colima Pygmy Owl.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Strigiformes
Family: Strigidae
Genus: Glaucidium
Species:
G. palmarum
Binomial name
Glaucidium palmarum

Nelson, 1901

The Colima Pygmy-Owl (Glaucidium palmarum) is a species of owl in the family Strigidae.It is endemic to the western part of Mexico. Its habitat consists of tropical deciduous and tropical lowland evergreen forests. The Colima pygmy-owl is very small, have a spotted rounded head and long tails. It has a pair of prominent black marks (false eye spots) on its nape to protect itself. This species preys on large arthropods and very small vertebrates.They are distinguished by their song which has 24 notes, the first one being the longest and is a hollow hooting sound.

American naturalist Edward William Nelson described the Colima pygmy owl in 1901.

This species is now widespread but was known as a subspecies for many years because it is so closely related to many other species in the owl family.