C/S:   Ferruginous Pygmy-owl
    Glaucidium brasilianum
Av. Size:   6.5 in (16.5 cm)
Sounds:   hoo hoo hoo hoo
Identifying Characteristics:   white stripe above eye, head and back are white streaked with brown, underparts are white streaked with brown
Similar to/Compare with:   check range/ID for other pygmy and small owls which may look similar
Range:   SW US through much of Mexico, Central and South America
Habitat:   scrub and patchy forest; areas with large, thorny plants and vines