Cuban pygmy owl
Cuban pygmy-owl (Glaucidium siju siju).JPG
G. s. siju, Zapata National Park, Cuba
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Strigiformes
Family: Strigidae
Genus: Glaucidium
Species:
G. siju
Binomial name
Glaucidium siju

(D’Orbigny, 1839)

The Cuban pygmy owl (Glaucidium siju) is a species of owl in the family Strigidae that is endemic to Cuba. Its natural habitats are dry forests, moist forests and heavily degraded former forest.

The Pygmy-Owl is the most frequently observed of Cuba’s owls. They breed in tree holes formerly used by woodpeckers.

There are three known subspecies of the Cuban pygmy owl: Glaucidium siju siju, Glaucidium siju vittatum, and Glaucidium siju turquinensis.