This video is unavailable. Names (18) Species names in all available languages. Distribution and habitat. [2] Although its small size, this raptor is extremely fierce and has been seen to capture prey as large as itself. It has a greyish-brown pale-spotted pectoral band on upper breast and lacks ear-tufts. For example, the Asian barred owlet was found to use the nest cavity of a collared scops owl once it was no longer using the nest. Its natural habitat is temperate forests. A tiny brown owl of mountains and foothills; descends into valleys and lowlands during the winter. June 2007. Habits: The Collared Owlet is diurnal and crepuscular. The Collared Owlet (Glaucidium brodiei) is a species of owl in the Strigidae family. Although the collared owlet is at least concern on the IUCN Red list,[13] its main threat is habitat loss. It is the smallest owl in Asia, at 15 cm (6 in) and 60 grams (2.1 oz). [5] The pale collar and the two black spots on each side of the nape imitate eye spots and make it seem like the owl is staring at you from behind. Tooting song, often given during the day, can be mistaken for that of a barbet, but the Collared Owlet song has four discrete notes, with the second and third notes given close together. Speckled Boobook Ninox punctulata. [3], This bird has a grey-brown colour (depending on age-morph) and has a barred back and flanks, while the head is more spotted than barred. Collared Owlet CALL (Glaucidium brodiei) http://www.birdscalls.com Its call may be described as a mellow whistled “toot, toot-toot, toot” or “pho, pho-pho, pho”. Breeding in Oriental Region: widespread; can be seen in 11 countries. [16] Just like the collared owlet's relatives, this small owl does not create its own nest, but rather nests in natural tree hollows or chambers created by woodpeckers and barbets. The collared owlet is a resident bird in its range. [7], The Sunda owlet (Glaucidium sylvaticum) was formerly treated as a subspecies of the collared owlet. Distribution. The jungle owlet is seen to prey on small mammals such as house mice, little Indian field mice, brown spiny mice and white-toothed pygmy shrews; reptiles such as skinks; birds; amphibians and many invertebrates. [5] Females are generally larger than the males, weighing approximately 63 grams, whereas males weigh in at 52 grams. [17], Compared to other owls in the genus Glaucidium, the collared owlet is most active during daylight. The collared owlet (Glaucidium brodiei), also known as the collared pygmy owl,[2] is a species of owl in the family Strigidae. [3], Species in the genus Glaucidium are secondary cavity-nesters. Comprehensive life histories for all bird species and families. The Collared Owlet nests in a tree cavity, in which the female usually lays four white eggs, and both adults feed the nestlings. Once their prey is captured, it is brought to a perch by its talons and torn up with upward pulls of the bill.[3]. Collared Owlet Glaucidium brodiei. Typical call - Elevala River, Western Province, Papua New Guinea. [10] They have prominent white eyebrows, vibrant lemon-yellow-coloured eyes and a white throat patch. [5], Although not much is known about the reproductive methods of the collared owlet, it is believed that the mating couple only remains together during the period of breeding season, which is from March to April. Tooting song, often given during the day, can be mistaken for that of a barbet, but the Collared Owlet song has four discrete notes, with the second and third notes given close together. I walked up slowly, call of Chinese Barbet echoed through the forest. [5], Collared owlets transition through various age-dependent colour morphs. [2] They can be found in submontane and montane habitats varying between 1350–2750 meters in altitude, but they have also been seen near cultivated lands as low as 700 meters in altitude. [4] It is the smallest owl in Asia, at 15 cm (5.9 in) and 60 g (2.1 oz). Females are generally larger than the males, weighing approximately 63 grams, whereas males weigh in at 52 grams. It flies with very rapid wingbeats and is capable of taking prey much larger than itself, such as barbets or large rodents. "Glaucidium brodiei (Collared Owlet) - Avibase", "Effects of forest fragmentation on nocturnal Asian birds: A case study from Xishuangbanna, China - 中国学术期刊网络出版总库", Xeno-canto Collared Owlet Range Map and Sounds, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Collared_owlet&oldid=984025110, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 17 October 2020, at 18:25.