The Pernambuco Pygmy-owl has been recorded in the canopy of old secondary forest where it was observed eating a cicada. An unconfirmed report suggested that the species was vocal during the rainy months of April and May (S. A. Roda in litt. 2006, 2008). Pernambuco Pygmy-owls has been recorded in forest up to 150 m but has not been found in other well-surveyed forests in the region at elevations between 400 and 600 m. The species has doubtless been extirpated from most of its range by destruction of humid tall forests (Butchart et al. 2018) and any population, if remaining, must be tiny.
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BirdLife International. 2019. Glaucidium mooreorum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2019: e.T22733081A156084939. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2019-3.RLTS.T22733081A156084939.en. Downloaded on 15 February 2021.
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