Eurasian pygmy owl

The Eurasian pygmy owl, scientifically known as Glaucidium passerinum, is a small owl species native to Europe and Asia. With a height of around six to seven inches, it is one of the smallest owls in the world. Despite its size, the Eurasian pygmy owl possesses remarkable hunting abilities. It is known for its distinctive appearance, characterized by a round head, short tail, and piercing yellow eyes. This nocturnal bird of prey primarily feeds on small mammals, birds, and insects. The Eurasian pygmy owl’s presence in various habitats across its range contributes to the biodiversity and ecological balance of its ecosystems.

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