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Sjöstedt's Barred Owlet ~ Glaucidium sjostedti (Taenioglaux sjostedti)

Introduction

Sjöstedt's Owlet is a small owl with no ear-tufts. It is also known as the Splendid Owlet or Sjöstedt's Barred Owlet.

Photo Gallery (4 pictures)

  • Sjöstedt's Barred Owlet
  • Sjöstedt's Barred Owlet
  • Sjöstedt's Barred Owlet
  • Sjöstedt's Barred Owlet

Information

Distribution: Southern Nigeria and Cameroon south to Equatorial Guinea and Gabon. East through the Republic of the Congo to central Democratic Rebublic of the Congo.

Range of Sjöstedt's Barred Owlet (Glaucidium sjostedti)
Range of the Sjöstedt's Barred Owlet Glaucidium sjostedti

Status: Generally common and frequent in Gabon. Listed as 'Least Concern' by Birdlife International.

Original Description: Reichenow, Anton. 1893. Ornithologische Monatsberichte Herausgegeben von Prof. Dr. Anton Reichenow, 1, p. 65.

References:
BirdLife International. 2020. "IUCN Red List of Threatened Species". IUCN.
International Ornithological Congress. 2020. "IOC World Bird List - Owls".
König, Claus & Weick, Friedhelm. 2008. "Owls: A Guide to the Owls of the World (Second Edition)". Yale University Press.
Glaucidium sjostedti at Xeno-canto.

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

Page by Deane Lewis. Last updated 2020-10-31.