704. Glaucidium brodiei

704. COLLARED OWL.
GLAUCIDIUM BRODIEI.
Glaucidium brodiei (Burton), P.Z.S. 1835, p. 152 ; Sharpe, Cat. B. Br. Mus. ii. p. 212 ; Blanf. F. Brit. Ind. Birds, iii. p. 307 ; Berezovski and Bianchi, Ptitz. Gan-su, p. 43 ; Athene minutilla Gould, B. of A. i. pl. 15 (1870) ; G. immaculatus, Hume, Rough Notes, p. 420 (1870).
Male ad. Crown, cheeks, and ear-coverts brown, finely spotted with dull white or buffy white ; below the nape a broad band of rufous buff, broadly marked with black ; rest of the upper parts, wings, and tail brown, barred with buffy white ; scapulars marked with large white spots ; chin and breast pure white ; sides of breast and a band across the upper breast dark blown ; rest of the under parts white, broadly striped or barred with dark brown ; toes bare ; bill, cere, and feet yellowish green ; iris bright yellow ; claws horny. Culmen 0.7, wing 3.8, tail 2.4, tarsus 0.8 inch.
Hab. The Himalayas west to Murree ; the hills south of the Assam valley ; the Karennee and Tenasserim ranges ; Perak ; Southern China ; south-west Kan-su.
Inhabits the hill forests, and is somewhat diurnal in its habits. It feeds on birds, small mammals, insects, lizards, and frogs. Its note is a clear whistle, whoo, whoo. whoo, whoo. It breeds usually in May or June, and lays in holes in trees 4 pure white, round eggs. Its nest has been found containing young birds, but, so far as I am aware, only one broken egg has as yet been obtained.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 1. 1902.
Title in Book: 
704. Glaucidium brodiei
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
704
Year: 
1902
Page No: 
494
Common name: 
Collared Owl
M_ID: 
6733
M_CN: 
Collared Owlet
M_SN: 
Glaucidium brodiei
Volume: 
Vol. 1
Term name: 
id: 
10159

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