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The Asian barred owlet (Glaucidium cuculoides) is a species of true owl, resident in northern parts of the Indian Subcontinent and parts of Southeast Asia. It ranges across north central and northeast India, Nepal Bhutan, north Bangladesh, and southeast Asia (Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam). Its natural habitat is temperate forest.
Range map from www.oiseaux.net - Ornithological Portal Oiseaux.net
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Length: 25 cm
Weight: 150 - 175 g
Compare with smaller Jungle Owlet which replaces this species in most of India and Sri Lanka, and with Collared Owlet which has spotted crown and false eyes on back of head.