77. Athene castanoptera

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.

BookTitle: 
My Scrap Book
Reference: 
Hume, Allan Octavian, ed. My Scrap Book: Or, Rough Notes on Indian Oology and Ornithology. Vol. 1. 1869.
Title in Book: 
77. Athene castanoptera
Book Author: 
Allan Octavian Hume
CatNo: 
77
Year: 
1869
Page No: 
413
Common name: 
Javanese Owlet
M_ID: 
6800
M_CN: 
Javan Owlet
M_SN: 
Glaucidium castanopterum
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
12511

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