Glaucidium radiatum, Tide.
77. :- Athene radiata, Tickell. :- Jerdon's Birds of India, Vol. I, p. 143; Butler, Mount Aboo ; Stray Feathers, Vol. III, p. 450; Hume's Scrap Book, p. 409.
THE JUNGLE OWLET.
Length, 8 to 8.5; expanse, 17.5 to 21; wing, 5; tail, 2.6 to 2.9 ; tarsus, 0.92; bill from gape, 0.7.
Bill yellowish-horny; irides bright yellow; feet yellow.
Above brown, uniformly barred with close rays of rufescent whitish and dusky; wings more rufous, especially the primaries, and barred with dusky brown; some of the greater-coverts and scapulars with white spots; beneath, throat white, the rest of the body barred transversely with dusky and whitish; under tail-coverts white.
Within our limits, the Jungle Owlet, has only been recorded from Mount Aboo, where it breeds during April and May.