The Chestnut Owlet is a small owl with no ear-tufts. This species is not currently recognised by the International Ornithological Congress, who consider it a sub-species of the African Barred Owlet Glaucidium capense.
Distribution: Northeast Democratic Republic of the Congo and southwest Uganda.
Status: Listed as 'Least Concern' by Birdlife International.
Original Description: Reichenow, Anton. 1893. Ornithologische Monatsberichte Herausgegeben von Prof. Dr. Anton Reichenow, 1, p. 62.