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 4.5
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 4.4
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 4.4
A bird singing Locality Bobiri Forest Reserve, Ashanti Region, Ghana (ssp tephronotum)
herve jacob 26 March 2012 1 year ago 27 sec 3.7
Bird calling during the day Locality Ankasa-Nini National Park, Western Region, Ghana (ssp tephronotum)
mark sutton 2 December 2010 2 years ago 28 sec 2.8
Locality Lopé National Park, Gabon (ssp pycrafti)
Nik Borrow 16 July 2013 18 weeks ago 4
adult with prey perched in the canopy
Locality Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda
Hans-Georg Folz 23 June 2009 1 year ago 3
Lone bird high in a tree
Locality Semliki National Park, Uganda
auf 6 August 2009 3 years ago 2.4