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Albertine Owlet ~ Glaucidium albertinum (Taenioglaux albertina)


The Albertine Owlet is a very small owl with no ear-tufts. It is also known as Prigogine's Owlet.


Distribution: Endemic to the Albertine Rift region of northeast Democratic Republic of the Congo and northern Rwanda.

Range of Albertine Owlet (Glaucidium albertinum)
Range of the Albertine Owlet Glaucidium albertinum

Status: Listed as Vulnerable by Birdlife International.

Original Description: Prigogine, Alexandre (Dr). 1983. Revue de zoologie africaine (Rev. Zool. Afr.; Tervuren, Belgique) 97: p. 886-895.

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.
Glaucidium albertinum at Xeno-canto.

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

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