No. 77 TRIS. Athene Castanoptera.* HORSF.
THE JAVANESE OWLET.
Strix. Spadicea Reinw. TEM. Pl. Col. Pl. 98.
Noctua Castanoptera, SCHLEG. MUS. P. B. Striges, p. 34.
Strix „ HORSFIELD, Trans. Linn. Soc. XIII. p. 140.
Mr. Blyth tells us, that Dr. Heifer notes this species from the Tenasserim Provinces, as also that it might be expected to inha¬bit the Malayan Peninsular. I know nothing of the species myself, but as it is very likely to occur, and is actually noted (although by a " somewhat loose authority" according to Blyth) as having occurred within our limits, I think it best to append Temminck's description.
Horsfield first described it from Java, and it is doubtful whether it has ever been obtained elsewhere.