Long-whiskered Owlet

Long-whiskered Owlet

Artist: Lyn Vik
Dimensions: 8 in. x 8 in.
 
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Long-whiskered Owlet by Lyn Vik
Species Info
Status: 
Endangered
Family: 
STRIGIDAE
Order: 
STRIGIFORMES
Genus: 
Xenoglaux
Species: 
loweryi
Population trend: 
decreasing
Authority: 
O'Neill & Graves, 1977
Common names (Spa): 
Bho Pequeo de Bigotes Alargados, Lechucita Bigotona Mochuelo Peludo
Medium: 
Acrylic
Artist Statement: 
The long-whiskered owlet (Xenoglaux loweryi) is a tiny owl that is endemic to a small area in the Andean mountains in Amazonas and San Martín in northern Peru. Very little is known about this species. Due to its rarity, restricted habitat, and ongoing deforestation within its tiny range, it is currently considered endangered. It is estimated that the total population is between 250 and 1000 individuals. In La Esperanza, the creation of a community run conservation area, supported by community based tourism is intended to ensure the survival of this and other endemic species.