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Etchécopar's Owlet ~ Glaucidium etchecopari (Taenioglaux etchecopari)


Etchécopar's Owlet is a small owl with no ear-tufts. It is also known as the Chestnut-barred Owlet. This species is not currently recognised by the International Ornithological Congress, who consider it a sub-species of the African Barred Owlet Glaucidium capense.

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Typical call - Shai Hills, Ghana. April 2010. CC Mike Catsis.


Distribution: Liberia, the Ivory Coast and Ghana.

Status: Unknown, probably not rare.

Original Description: Erard & Roux. 1983. l'Oiseau et la Revue Française d'Ornithologie, 53, p. 97-104.

References: (may contain affiliate links)
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.

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