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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.

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.

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.