Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl

Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl, Panacam Lodge, Honduras

I saw 4 different species of daylight owl during my 10 days in the highlands of Honduras with Alex Alvarado of Honduran Birds, and at least 6 different individuals. The one we saw the most often was the Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl, which has to be the most common of the Pygmy-Owls, and perhaps the most common Owl of any kind, in Honduras. This was from an early morning walk on my last day in Honduras, before we headed back to the airport. Such a great pose. And it looks like he has prey in his talon as well. Looks to be a very large bug…perhaps a dragonfly. This is a tiny owl. When you see them in flight they look smaller than an American Robin. Sony RX10iv at 600mm. Program mode. 1/500th @ f4 @ ISO 320. Processed in Polarr.


  1. Reply
    Gerrit Haagsma June 5, 2018

    what a great pic

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      lightshedder June 5, 2018

      Thank you!

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      lightshedder June 7, 2018

      thank you.

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    Jock Elliott June 5, 2018

    Shot looks like a painting. Lovely!

    • Reply
      lightshedder June 5, 2018

      Thank you.

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