1693. Glaucidium castanotum

(1693) Glaucidium castanotum Blyth.
THE CHESTNUT-BACKED OWLET.
Glaucidium castanotum Fauna B. I., Birds, 2nd ed. vol. iv, p. 447.
This handsome Owlet is restricted to Ceylon, where it occurs over the greater part of the island except in the drier Northern tracts. It is found in evergreen forests at all heights from the plains up to Newara Eliya at 6,000 feet. It is not rare even round Colombo but, owing to its habits, is little known.
It is said to breed during March, April and May, laying two eggs in natural hollows in dead and living trees and palms. Wait had two eggs brought to him in the first week in March, taken from a hole in a dead tree near Rahmapoora. These measure 33.7 x 28.7 mm., and two eggs in the British Museum measure 35.8 x 29.2 and 34.0 x 27.4 mm.

BookTitle: 
The Nidification Of Birds Of The Indian Empire
Reference: 
Baker, Edward Charles Stuart. The nidification of birds of the Indian Empire. Vol. 3. 1934.
Title in Book: 
1693. Glaucidium castanotum
Spp Author: 
Blyth.
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
1693
Year: 
1934
Page No: 
530
Common name: 
Chestnut Backed Owlet
M_ID: 
6804
M_CN: 
Chestnut-backed Owlet
M_SN: 
Glaucidium castanotum
Volume: 
Vol. 3
id: 
14864

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