Typical Owls (Strigidae)

Red-chested Owlet (Glaucidium tephronotum) - HBW 5, p. 221

French: Chevêchette à pieds jaunes German: Rotbrustkauz 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.