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Chesnut Owlet ~ Glaucidium castaneum (Taenioglaux castanea)


The Chestnut Owlet is a small owl with no ear-tufts.


Distribution: Northeast Democratic Republic of the Congo and southwest Uganda.

Status: Uncertain, probably threatened.

Original Description: Reichenow, Anton. 1893. Ornithologische Monatsberichte Herausgegeben von Prof. Dr. Anton Reichenow, 1, p. 62.

König, Claus & Weick, Friedhelm. 2008. "Owls: A Guide to the Owls of the World (Second Edition)". Yale University Press.

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

Page by Deane Lewis. Last updated 2015-11-29.