|Cuban Pygmy-owl (Glaucidium siju)
|Soplillar, Zapata Swamp, Cuba
The Cuban Pygmy-owl is endemic to Cuba where it appears to be quite common. It is found in a variety of forest habitats.
Upperparts are brown with whitish bars, these bars extending to the short tail. It has a tawny collar and two dark "false-eye" spots on the back of the neck as you can see in the second photo. Underparts are whitish with brown streaks. The eyes are yellow and the legs are feathered.
It hunts during both the day and the night. Prey consists of insects, lizards and small birds.