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Pearl-spotted Owlet

Glaucidium perlatum (Vieillot, 1817)

The pearl-spotted owlet is a small bird of prey found in Sub-Saharan Africa. They belong to the Strigidae family, otherwise known as the typical owls or the true owls, which contains most species of owl. As part of the genus Glaucidium, or pygmy owls, they are commonly referred to as 'owlets' due to their diminutive size. Pearl-spotted owlets are brownish and heavily spotted white, with two distinct black false 'eyes' at the back of their head. They are often confused with an African Barred Owlet. Source: Wikipedia




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Classification
Order:
  Strigiformes
Family:
  Strigidae
Genus:
   Glaucidium
Scientific:
  Glaucidium perlatum


Original description

Citation:
  (Vieillot, 1817)

Reference:
  Nouv.Dict.Hist.Nat. p.26

Protonym:
  Strix perlata

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/18035773


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  70CB00EC44A92A34

Avibase ID:
  avibase-70CB00EC

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/70CB00EC


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 555447

Geographic range:

  • Glaucidium perlatum perlatum: Senegambia to w Sudan
  • Glaucidium perlatum licua: southern Namibia, southern Botswana, and northern and eastern South Africa
  • Glaucidium perlatum diurnum: eastern Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia, northwestern Somalia, and Uganda south to Angola and Namibia, northern Botswana, Zimbabwe, and Mozambique
English:
Pearl-spotted Owlet
Catalan:
Mussolet perlat
Czech:
kulíšek perlový
Danish:
Plettet Spurveugle
German:
Perlzwergkauz
Spanish:
Mochuelo Perlado
Spanish (Spain):
Mochuelo Perlado
Finnish:
savannivarpuspöllö
French:
Chevêchette perlée
Croatian:
biserasti ćuk
Hungarian:
gyöngyös törpekuvik
Icelandic:
Perluugla
Italian:
Civettina perlata
Japanese (romaji):
afurikasuzumefukurou
Japanese:
アフリカスズメフクロウ
Lithuanian:
Perlinė žvirblinė pelėda
Dutch:
Geparelde Dwerguil
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Savanneugle
Norwegian:
Savanneugle
Polish:
sóweczka sawannowa
Portuguese:
Mocho-perlado
Russian:
Жемчужный сычик
Slovak:
kuvičok perlovaný
Serbian:
Biserna mala sova
Swedish:
pärlsparvuggla
Ukrainian:
Сичик-горобець савановий
Chinese:
珠斑鸺鹠
Chinese (Traditional):
珠斑鵂鶹


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
Pearl-spotted Owlet ( Glaucidium perlatum) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
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African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
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African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
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African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
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African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
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Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
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Birdlife checklist version 00:
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Birdlife checklist version 01:
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Birdlife checklist version 02:
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Birdlife checklist version 03:
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Birdlife checklist version 04:
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Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
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Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
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Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
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Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
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Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
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Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
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Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Chevêchette perlée ( Glaucidium perlatum) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Chevêchette perlée ( Glaucidium perlatum) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
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Clements, version 2021:
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Clements 3rd edition:
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Clements 4th edition:
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Clements 5th edition (as published):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition:
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
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Clements, version 2015:
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Clements, version 2016:
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Clements, version 2017:
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Clements, version 2018:
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Clements, version 2019:
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eBird version 1.50:
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eBird version 1.52:
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eBird version 2015:
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eBird version 2019:
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eBird version 2021:
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Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
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Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
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Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
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Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
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Morony, Bock and Farrand:
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Peters' Check-list of the Birds:
Glaucidium perlatum [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (original):
Glaucidium perlatum [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (2nd edition):
Glaucidium perlatum [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
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Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
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Sibley and Monroe, Birds of the World Version 2.0:
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Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
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Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Glaucidium perlatum [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Glaucidium perlatum [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Afrikaans: Witkoluil
Bulgarian: Американска малка кукумявка
Catalan: Mussolet perlat
Czech: Kulíšek perlový
Danish: Plettet Spurveugle
German: Perlkauz, Perl-Sperlingskauz, Perlzwergkauz
English: Pearl spotted Owlet, Pearlspotted Owl, Pearl-spotted Owl, Pearlspotted Owlet, Pearl-spotted Owlet, Perl-spotted owlet
English, HBW: Pearl-spotted Owlet
English (IOC): Pearl-spotted Owlet
English (Kenya): Pearl-spotted Owlet
English (United States): Pearl-spotted Owlet
Esperanto: Perlostrigo
Spanish: Mochuelo Perlado
Spanish (Spain): Mochuelo Perlado
Spanish (HBW): Pearl-spotted Owlet
Estonian: savanni-värbkakk
Finnish: Savannivarpuspöllö
French: Chevêchette perlée
Croatian: biserasti ćuk
Hungarian: gyöngyös törpekuvik
Icelandic: Perluugla
Italian: Civetta nana perlata, Civettina perlata
Japanese (romaji): afurikasuzumefukurou
Japanese: アフリカスズメフクロウ
Kwangali: Kakuru
Scientific: Glaucidium albiventer, Glaucidium perlatum, Glaucidium perlatum perlatum, Strix perlata
Lithuanian: Perlinė žvirblinė pelėda
Dutch: Geparelde Dwerguil
Norwegian Nynorsk: Savanneugle
Norwegian: Savanneugle
Polish: sóweczka sawannowa
Portuguese: Mocho-perlado
Portuguese (Portugal): Mochinho-pintado, mocho-pigmeu-perlado
Russian: Африканский Домовой Сыч, Жемчужный воробьиный сыч, жемчужный сычик, Сыч африканский домовой
Slovak: kuvicok perlovaný, kuvičok perlovaný, Kuvik perlovaný
Shona: Zizi
Serbian: Biserna mala sova
Swedish: Pärlsparvuggla
Swahili: Kitaumande Madoa
Tswana: Lerubisana
Turkish: İncili serçe baykuşu
Tsonga: Mankhudu
Ukrainian: Сичик-горобець савановий
Chinese: 珠斑鸺鹠
Chinese (Traditional): 珠斑鵂鶹
Zulu: iNkovana

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