Species Details

@MSH Sourav (TU Dresden, Germany);

Asian Barred Owlet Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Glaucidium cuculoides
Family : Strigidae
Order : Strigiformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Other Name : Barred Owlet
Habitat : Evergreen forest
Description : The Asian Barred Owlet is a small, olive-brown night bird (adult bird length approximately 23 cm, weight 165 g, wing 15.5 cm, bill 2 cm, tarsus 2.5 cm, tail 8.5 cm). The adult looks dark brown with a heavily barred body. It feeds on grasshoppers, beetles, cicadas and other insects. It also hunts lizards, small birds and mice.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Fatema-Tuz-Zohora,Department of Zoology, Jagannath University,Dhaka;information source: Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol-26, iucnredlist.org;Photo credit and copyright:MSH Sourav (TU Dresden, Germany);taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;bird song owner:Scott Connop(www.xeno-canto.org/Scott Connop), bird sound copyright reserved according to www.xeno-canto.org rules; more information, please contact us.