Red-chested Owlet (Glaucidium tephronotum) - HBW 5, p. 221
French: Chevêchette à pieds jaunes
Spanish: Mochuelo Pechirrojo
Other common names: Yellow-legged Owlet
Taxonomy: Glaucidium tephronotum Sharpe, 1875, South America; error = Mampong, Ashanti, Ghana.
Relationships uncertain. Proposed races lukolelae from CW Zaire and kivuense from E Zaire included within race medje. Four subspecies currently recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- tephronotum Sharpe, 1875 - Liberia, Ivory Coast and Ghana.
- pycrafti Bates, 1911 - Cameroon.
- medje Chapin, 1932 - Congo Basin, E Zaire and SW Uganda.
- elgonense Granvik, 1934 - E Uganda and W Kenya.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
A bird singing from a tree Locality Buhoma, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda (ssp medje)
Josep del Hoyo 8 September 2006 6 years ago 28 sec 4.8
A perched bird, being mobbed by a male Blue-headed Sunbird Locality Buhoma, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda (ssp medje)
Josep del Hoyo 8 September 2006 6 years ago 32 sec 4.8
A bird singing, defecating and then flying away Locality Buhoma, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda (ssp medje)
Josep del Hoyo 8 September 2006 6 years ago 36 sec 4.7
A bird singing Locality Bobiri Forest Reserve, Ashanti Region, Ghana (ssp tephronotum)
herve jacob 26 March 2012 1 year ago 27 sec 4.3
Bird calling during the day Locality Ankasa-Nini National Park, Western Region, Ghana (ssp tephronotum)
mark sutton 2 December 2010 3 years ago 28 sec 2.8
Locality Campo Ma'an National Park, South Province, Cameroon (ssp pycrafti)
Nik Borrow 4 March 2014 2 weeks ago ADDED LAST MONTH 4.4
Locality Lopé National Park, Gabon (ssp pycrafti)
Nik Borrow 16 July 2013 38 weeks ago 4.2
adult with prey perched in the canopy
Locality Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda
Hans-Georg Folz 23 June 2009 2 years ago 3
Lone bird high in a tree
Locality Semliki National Park, Uganda
auf 6 August 2009 4 years ago 2.3