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Typical Owls (Strigidae)

Jungle Owlet (Glaucidium radiatum) - HBW 5, p. 222

French: Chevêchette de jungle German: Dschungelkauz Spanish: Mochuelo de Jungla
Other common names: Barred Jungle Owlet

Taxonomy: Strix Radiata Tickell, 1833, jungles of Borahbum and Dholbhum.
Possibly forms superspecies with G. castanonotum, with which has been considered conspecific; although both present in Sri Lanka, they occupy different habitats. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • radiatum (Tickell, 1833) - Himalayas from Himachal Pradesh E to Bhutan, Bangladesh and possibly W Myanmar, and S through India; also Sri Lanka.
  • malabaricum (Blyth, 1846) - SW India.