Glaucidium mooreorum Da Silva et al. 2002

Pernambuco pygmy owl, Pernambuco pygmy-owl



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Considered a synonym of Glaucidium minutissimum by (Weick, 2006:174).


Conservation Status

Last record: November 2001 (BirdLife, 2016)

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered



Pernambuco, Brazil


Biology & Ecology




Holotype: UFPE collection






Original scientific description:

Da Silva, J.M.C., Coelho, G., Gonzaga, L.P. (2002). Discovered on the brink of extinction: a new species of pygmy-owl (Strigidae: Glaucidium) from Atlantic forest of northeastern Brazil. Ararajuba 10(2): 121-130.


Other references:

BirdLife International. (2016). Glaucidium mooreorum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T22733081A95053803. Downloaded on 21 February 2018.

Brewer, David. (2018). Birds New to Science: Fifty Years of Avian Discoveries (Helm Photographic Guide Series). Christopher Helm. 416 pp.

Butchart, Stuart H. M. et al. (2018). Which bird species have gone extinct? A novel quantitative classification approach. Biological Conservation 227: 9-18. [Abstract]

Lees, Alexander Charles and Pimm, Stuart L. (2015). Species, extinct before we know them? Current Biology 25: R177–R180.

Pereira, Glauco Aves et al. (2014). Status of the globally threatened forest birds of northeast Brazil. Papéis Avulsos de Zoologia 54(14): 177-194.

Weick, Friedhelm. (2006). Owls (Strigiformes): Annotated and Illustrated Checklist. Berlin: Springer-Verlag.


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