African Barred Owlet

The species is most frequently found in woodland and forests, and on forest edges. It may also occur in more open savannah and along rivers. It is partly diurnal, and feeds mostly on insects, although small rodents and birds may also be eaten.

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The African Barred 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 African Barred Owlet (Glaucidium capense) is a species of owl in the Strigidae family. It is found in Angola, Botswana, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Somalia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. It is a small owl with no ear tufts. There is some sexual dimorphism in size, with the females being larger, but no differences in plumage. More

* African Barred Owlet (Glaucidium capense) at Khwai Village camp site, northern Botswana African Barred Owlet (Glaucidium capense) at Khwai Village camp site, northern Botswana Botswana LHarding 20 November 2008 1 year ago 2 Sounds 0 recordings * No sound recordings available yet * Send or share this page * Email this pageEmail this page More

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The African barred owlet is uncommon in most areas of its range, but is locally common in the Miombo woodlands of Zimbabwe, and northern Botswana. It prefers open woodland, with sparse undergrowth and a stream or river nearby. It eats mainly invertebrates, due to its small size, but it can eat dormice, small birds and reptiles. It nests in natural tree hollows, up to six metres above ground, laying 2-3 eggs, which are presumed to be incubated by the female. More

For the purposes of our bird news services, African Barred Owlet is classed as ungraded: species which are unlikely to appear as wild birds in Britain or Ireland (Note that rarity levels are currently applied nationally and may not reflect local variations in abundance. More

The African Barred Owlet is a Southern African bird that belongs to the strigidae bird family group which includes birds such as Typical owls. The description for the African Barred Owlet (Latin name Glaucidium capense) can be found in the 7th Edition of the Roberts Birds of Southern Africa. The Glaucidium capense can be quickly identified by its unique Roberts identification number of 399 and the detailed description of this bird is on page 262. More

a picture of the African Barred Owlet on page 272. The African Barred Owlet belongs to the family of birds classified as strigidae. According to the Percy FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology the African Barred Owlet is also known by these other names: Barred Owlet, African Barred Owl. More

Order : Strigiformes
Family : Strigidae
Genus : Glaucidium
Species : capense
Authority : (Smith, 1834)