Asian Barred Owlet Glaucidium cuculoides
Asian Barred Owlet, Mo Chu River, Wangdue Phodrang, Bhutan, March 2008 - click for larger image

Mo Chu River, Wangdue Phodrang, Bhutan
March 2008

The Asian Barred Owlet is distributed from north-east Pakistan eastwards along the Himalayas to eastern China and south to the north of Malaysia.

Asian Barred Owlet, Mo Chu River, Wangdue Phodrang, Bhutan, March 2008 - click for larger image It is found in open forest and scrub from the lowlands up to about 2,800 metres.

It feeds on insects, lizards, frogs and small birds and hunts mainly during the day.

There are recordings on xeno-canto with additional information on Avibase.
Asian Barred Owlet, Mo Chu River, Wangdue Phodrang, Bhutan, March 2008 - click for larger image
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