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Javan Owlet ~ Glaucidium castanopterum (Taenioglaux castanoptera)


The Javan Owlet is a small owl with a rounded head and no ear-tufts. It is also known as the Chestnut-winged Owlet or the Spadiced Owlet.

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Distribution: Endemic to Java and Bali in Indonesia.

Range of Javan Owlet (Glaucidium castanopterum)
Range of the Javan Owlet Glaucidium castanopterum

Status: Generally rare, but can be common in optimal habitat. Listed as 'Least Concern' by Birdlife International.

Original Description: Horsfield, Thomas. 1821. Transactions of the Linnean Society of London (Trans. Linn. Soc. London) (1) 13: p. 141.

References: (may contain affiliate links)
BirdLife International. 2020. "IUCN Red List of Threatened Species". IUCN.
International Ornithological Congress. 2023. "IOC World Bird List - Owls".
König, Claus & Weick, Friedhelm. 2008. "Owls: A Guide to the Owls of the World (Second Edition)". Yale University Press.

See also: Other owls from Asia, Genus: Glaucidium.

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