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Collared owlet

Thai: นกเค้าแคระ, nok khao khrae

Binomial name: Glaucidium brodiei, E. Burton, 1836

The collared owlet (Glaucidium brodiei) is a species of owl in the Strigidae family. It is found in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Its natural habitat is temperate forests. It is the smallest owl in Asia, at 15 cm and 60 g.

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Scientific classification

Glaucidium brodiei

Common names

  • Thai: นกเค้าแคระ, nok khao khrae


  • Glaucidium brodiei borneense, Richard Bowdler Sharpe, 1893

  • Glaucidium brodiei brodiei, E. Burton, 1836

  • Glaucidium brodiei pardalotum, Robert Swinhoe, 1863

  • Glaucidium brodiei sylvaticum, Charles Lucien Bonaparte, 1850

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Distribution map of Collared owlet, Glaucidium brodiei in Thailand

Range map of Glaucidium brodiei in Thailand

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