- Glaucidium cuculoides
22-25 cm (8½-9¾ in).
As opposed to most Glaucidium owls, this species has no false eyes at the rear of the head.
Barred in brown and white both above and below, and has a white marking on the throat. Lower parts of underside broadly streaked in white and brown.
Tail dark with few whitish bars. Eyes lemon to yellow.
Some authorities place this species in genus Taenioglaux.
Eight subspecies are recognized:
- G. c. cuculoides:
- G. c. austerum:
- G. c. rufescens:
- G. c. bruegeli:
- G. c. delacouri:
- Northern Indochina
- G. c. deignani:
- G. c. whiteleyi:
- G. c. persimile:
- Hainan (southern China)
Forests mostly in foothills and mountains, but locally also in lowland rainforest.
Active during the day, most vocal in the morning. Flight is undulating.
They have a rather varied diet, consisting mostly of insects, including beetles, grasshoppers and cicadas. They will also eat rodents, frogs and lizards.
Recording by china guy
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- König, C. and F. Weick 2008. Owls of the World, second edition. Christopher Helm, London. ISBN 978-0-7136-6548-2
- Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved January 2017)
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2021) Asian Barred Owlet. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 23 April 2021 from https://www.birdforum.net/wiki/Asian_Barred_Owlet