Collared Owlet

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The Collared Owlet is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Collared Owlet is a small bird, about 16-16.5 cm high. It has a rounded head, somewhat large for the size of the body. It is reported to have a staring ‘dorsal face’ on the nape, although this has not been captured in the images. This owlet is nocturnal and crepuscular, meaning that it is active at night as well as during twilight and just before dawn. However, it often forages during the day. Images courtesy of Nelson Khor. More

The Collared Owlet (Glaucidium brodiei) is a species of owl in the Strigidae family. It is found in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Republic of India, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam. Its natural habitat is temperate forests. It is the smallest owl in Asia, at 15 cm (6 in) and 60 grams (2.1 oz). References - * BirdLife International 2004. Glaucidium brodiei. More

The Collared Owlet is a tiny (16 cm) owl with a relatively large, rounded head and bright yellow eyes. The body may be rufous brown or grayish overall, and is extensively barred with dark brown on the back, wings, tail and sides of the upper breast. The lower breast and belly are white with distinct dark brown spots along the sides. The head is spotted with creamy buff, and there is a brown bar across the white throat. More

Collared Owlet, Vietnam, Dalat February 2010 © James Eaton/ Birdtour Asia One of the 13 night-bird species seen on the Oriental Bird Club fund-raising tour Birdtour Asia Collared Owlet - Collared Owlet, India, Eaglenest March 2007 © Ashley Banwell/Worldbirders Collared Owlet - Showing Records 1 through 8 of 8 Total Records More

the Collared Owlet and the Mountain Scops Owl live in evergreen or mixed deciduous-evergreen forests from sea level to 2,300 meters (7,000 feet). This of course is the same land elevation that people cultivate. Many owls have also been killed by automobiles along country roads. The Collared Owlet is the smallest owl in Taiwan. It is so cute it could be (and sometimes is) raised as pet. More

Order : Strigiformes
Family : Strigidae
Genus : Glaucidium
Species : brodiei
Authority : (Burton, 1836)