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Photo by James Eaton
Carita, West Java, Indonesia, April 2006
Glaucidium castanopterum


23-25 cm.
Upperside chestnut with white band on scapulars, Underside streaked white and chestnut with upper breast more brown. Head and neck barred brown and ochre, and tail with similar barring. Eyes yellow, bill yellow at tip, more green and olive towards the base. Legs feathered.


Java and Bali in Indonesia


Javan Owlet has been split from Asian Barred Owlet.

Javan Owlet is a monotypic species[1].

Some authorities place this species in genus Taenioglaux.


Forest especially wet primary forest, mostly lowland but on Mt. Papandajan up to 2000 m asl.


Food mainly consists of large invertebrates.

Main activities around dusk and dawn or even into day from there.


  1. Clements, James F. 2007. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to October 2007. Ithaca: Cornell University Press. ISBN 9780801445019
  2. König, C. and F. Weick 2008. Owls of the World, second edition. Christopher Helm, London. ISBN 978-0-7136-6548-2

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