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Sunda Owlet

Glaucidium b. sylvaticum


Also known as Sumatran Collared Owlet, this is the Sumatran ssp of G. brodiei. A small uncommon endemic owlet, 15-17cm long. Upper parts barred black on buff, breast and belly white with buff streaking. Crown is speckled and the nape has two black spots giving the impression of eyes in the back of its head.


Montane and submontane forest, this one spotted about half way up Mt Kerinici in dense forest.


I have posted this to mark International Owl Awareness Day. This sub species exhibits a pronounced vocal difference to the G. brodiei Ref: Avibase

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triggsturner 4 years ago

Thanks for the comment Mona.

Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 4 years ago

wow !!!

triggsturner 4 years ago

Wow, thank you for the nomination. A very pleasant surprise.

AshleyT 4 years ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

triggsturner 4 years ago

You are most welcome Sukanya. Thank you for the comment.

SukanyaDatta 4 years ago

What a cutie! Thank you for sharing.

triggsturner 4 years ago

Thank you Christine and Jim for your comments. I just got very lucky as the owlet is really tiny and light was failing.

Jim Nelson
Jim Nelson 4 years ago

I am always partial to owls...and I envy this spotting. Excellent job, Robert!

Christine Y.
Christine Y. 4 years ago

Wow, so cute! Great shot.

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Jambi, Indonesia

Spotted on Apr 24, 2017
Submitted on Aug 5, 2017

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