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Chestnut-backed Owlet

Glaucidium castanotum (Blyth, E 1850)

The chestnut-backed owlet, is an owl which is endemic to Sri Lanka. This species is a part of the larger grouping of owls known as typical owls, Strigidae, which contains most of the smaller owl species. This species was formerly considered to be a subspecies of the jungle owlet. Source: Wikipedia




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


Original description

Citation:
  (Blyth, E 1850)

Reference:
   Cat. Birds Mus. Asiat. Soc.

Imprint year:
  1851

Protonym:
  Athene castanonota

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/40129224


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  9CBF957F4B18FA4E

Avibase ID:
  avibase-9CBF957F

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/9CBF957F


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 1063259


NEAR THREATENED

Geographic range:

  • Glaucidium castanotum: Forests of wet zone of Sri Lanka
English:
Chestnut-backed Owlet
Catalan:
Mussolet de Sri Lanka
Czech:
kulíšek srílanský
Danish:
Sri Lanka-spurveugle
German:
Kastanienmantel-Zwergkauz
Spanish:
Mochuelo de Ceilán
Spanish (Spain):
Mochuelo de Ceilán
Finnish:
srilankanvarpuspöllö
French:
Chevêchette à dos marron
Croatian:
cejlonski ćuk
Hungarian:
gesztenyebarnahátú törpekuvik
Italian:
Civettina dorsocastano
Japanese (romaji):
kurisesuzumefukurou
Japanese:
クリセスズメフクロウ
Lithuanian:
rudnugarė žvirblinė pelėda
Dutch:
Ceylonese Dwerguil
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Singalesarugle
Norwegian:
Singaleserugle
Polish:
sóweczka cejlońska
Portuguese:
mochinho-cingalês
Russian:
Каштановоспинный сычик
Slovak:
kuvičok hnedochrbtý
Swedish:
ceylonsparvuggla
Ukrainian:
Сичик-горобець цейлонський
Chinese:
栗背鸺鹠
Chinese (Traditional):
斯里蘭卡栗背鵂鶹


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Chestnut-backed Owlet ( Glaucidium castanotum)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Chestnut-backed Owlet ( Glaucidium castanonotum) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Chestnut-backed Owlet ( Glaucidium castanonotum) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Chestnut-backed Owlet ( Glaucidium castanotum) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Chestnut-backed Owlet ( Glaucidium castanotum) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Chestnut-backed Owlet ( Glaucidium castanotum) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Chestnut-backed Owlet ( Glaucidium castanotum) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Chestnut-backed Owlet ( Glaucidium castanotum) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Chestnut-backed Owlet ( Glaucidium castanotum) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Chestnut-backed Owlet ( Glaucidium castanonotum) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
Chestnut-backed Owlet ( Glaucidium castanonotum) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
Chestnut-backed Owlet ( Glaucidium castanonotum) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
Chestnut-backed Owlet ( Glaucidium castanonotum) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
Chestnut-backed Owlet ( Glaucidium castanonotum) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
Chestnut-backed Owlet ( Glaucidium castanonotum) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
Chestnut-backed Owlet ( Glaucidium castanonotum) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
Chestnut-backed Owlet ( Glaucidium castanonotum) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
Chestnut-backed Owlet ( Glaucidium castanonotum) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Chestnut-backed Owlet ( Glaucidium castanotum) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Chestnut-backed Owlet ( Glaucidium castanotum) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Chestnut-backed Owlet ( Glaucidium castanotum) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Chestnut-backed Owlet ( Glaucidium castanotum) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Chestnut-backed Owlet ( Glaucidium castanotum) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Chestnut-backed Owlet ( Glaucidium castanotum) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
Chestnut-backed Owlet ( Glaucidium castanotum) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
Chestnut-backed Owlet ( Glaucidium castanotum) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
Chestnut-backed Owlet ( Glaucidium castanotum) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Chevêchette à dos marron ( Glaucidium castanonotum) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Chevêchette à dos marron ( Glaucidium castanonotum) [version 1]
Clements, version 2021:
Chestnut-backed Owlet ( Glaucidium castanotum) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
Chestnut-backed Owlet ( Glaucidium castanonotum) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Chestnut-backed Owlet ( Glaucidium castanonotum) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Chestnut-backed Owlet ( Glaucidium castanonotum) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Chestnut-backed Owlet ( Glaucidium castanonotum) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
Chestnut-backed Owlet ( Glaucidium castanonotum) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
Chestnut-backed Owlet ( Glaucidium castanonotum) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
Chestnut-backed Owlet ( Glaucidium castanonotum) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
Chestnut-backed Owlet ( Glaucidium castanonotum) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
Chestnut-backed Owlet ( Glaucidium castanonotum) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
Chestnut-backed Owlet ( Glaucidium castanonotum) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
Chestnut-backed Owlet ( Glaucidium castanonotum) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
Chestnut-backed Owlet ( Glaucidium castanonotum) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
Chestnut-backed Owlet ( Glaucidium castanonotum) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Chestnut-backed Owlet ( Glaucidium castanonotum) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
Chestnut-backed Owlet ( Glaucidium castanonotum) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Chestnut-backed Owlet ( Glaucidium castanonotum) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Chestnut-backed Owlet ( Glaucidium castanotum) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
Chestnut-backed Owlet ( Glaucidium castanotum) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
Chestnut-backed Owlet ( Glaucidium castanotum) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
Chestnut-backed Owlet ( Glaucidium castanotum) [version 1]
Clements, version 2018:
Chestnut-backed Owlet ( Glaucidium castanotum) [version 1]
Clements, version 2019:
Chestnut-backed Owlet ( Glaucidium castanotum) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
Chestnut-backed Owlet ( Glaucidium castanonotum) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
Chestnut-backed Owlet ( Glaucidium castanonotum) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
Chestnut-backed Owlet ( Glaucidium castanonotum) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
Chestnut-backed Owlet ( Glaucidium castanonotum) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
Chestnut-backed Owlet ( Glaucidium castanotum) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
Chestnut-backed Owlet ( Glaucidium castanotum) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
Chestnut-backed Owlet ( Glaucidium castanotum) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
Chestnut-backed Owlet ( Glaucidium castanotum) [version 1]
eBird version 2018:
Chestnut-backed Owlet ( Glaucidium castanotum) [version 1]
eBird version 2019:
Chestnut-backed Owlet ( Glaucidium castanotum) [version 1]
eBird version 2021:
Chestnut-backed Owlet ( Glaucidium castanotum) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Glaucidium cuculoides castanonotum [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Chestnut-backed Owlet ( Glaucidium castanonotum) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Chestnut-backed Owlet ( Glaucidium castanonotum) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Chestnut-backed Owlet ( Glaucidium castanonotum) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Chestnut-backed Owlet ( Glaucidium castanonotum) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Chestnut-backed Owlet ( Glaucidium castanonotum) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Chestnut-backed Owlet ( Glaucidium castanonotum) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Chestnut-backed Owlet ( Glaucidium castanonotum) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Chestnut-backed Owlet ( Glaucidium castanonotum) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Chestnut-backed Owlet ( Glaucidium castanonotum) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Chestnut-backed Owlet ( Glaucidium castanotum) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Chestnut-backed Owlet ( Glaucidium castanotum) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Chestnut-backed Owlet ( Glaucidium castanonotum) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Chestnut-backed Owlet ( Glaucidium castanotum) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Chestnut-backed Owlet ( Glaucidium castanotum) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Chestnut-backed Owlet ( Glaucidium castanotum) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Chestnut-backed Owlet ( Glaucidium castanotum) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
Chestnut-backed Owlet ( Glaucidium castanonotum) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
Chestnut-backed Owlet ( Glaucidium castanonotum) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
Chestnut-backed Owlet ( Glaucidium castanonotum) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
Chestnut-backed Owlet ( Glaucidium castanonotum) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
Chestnut-backed Owlet ( Glaucidium castanonotum) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
Chestnut-backed Owlet ( Glaucidium castanonotum) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
Chestnut-backed Owlet ( Glaucidium castanonotum) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
Chestnut-backed Owlet ( Glaucidium castanonotum) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
Chestnut-backed Owlet ( Glaucidium castanonotum) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
Chestnut-backed Owlet ( Glaucidium castanonotum) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
Chestnut-backed Owlet ( Glaucidium castanonotum) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
Chestnut-backed Owlet ( Glaucidium castanonotum) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
Chestnut-backed Owlet ( Glaucidium castanonotum) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
Chestnut-backed Owlet ( Glaucidium castanonotum) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
Chestnut-backed Owlet ( Glaucidium castanotum) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
Chestnut-backed Owlet ( Glaucidium castanotum) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
Chestnut-backed Owlet ( Glaucidium castanotum) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
Chestnut-backed Owlet ( Glaucidium castanotum) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
Chestnut-backed Owlet ( Glaucidium castanotum) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
Chestnut-backed Owlet ( Glaucidium castanotum) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
Chestnut-backed Owlet ( Glaucidium castanotum) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
Chestnut-backed Owlet ( Glaucidium castanotum) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
Chestnut-backed Owlet ( Glaucidium castanotum) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
Chestnut-backed Owlet ( Glaucidium castanotum) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
Chestnut-backed Owlet ( Glaucidium castanotum) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
Chestnut-backed Owlet ( Glaucidium castanotum) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
Chestnut-backed Owlet ( Glaucidium castanotum) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
Chestnut-backed Owlet ( Glaucidium castanotum) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
Chestnut-backed Owlet ( Glaucidium castanotum) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
Chestnut-backed Owlet ( Glaucidium castanotum) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
Chestnut-backed Owlet ( Glaucidium castanotum) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
Chestnut-backed Owlet ( Glaucidium castanotum) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
Chestnut-backed Owlet ( Glaucidium castanotum) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
Chestnut-backed Owlet ( Glaucidium castanotum) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
Chestnut-backed Owlet ( Glaucidium castanotum) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
Chestnut-backed Owlet ( Glaucidium castanotum) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
Chestnut-backed Owlet ( Glaucidium castanotum) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
Chestnut-backed Owlet ( Glaucidium castanotum) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
Chestnut-backed Owlet ( Glaucidium castanotum) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Chestnut-backed Owlet ( Glaucidium castanotum) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
Chestnut-backed Owlet ( Glaucidium castanotum) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
Chestnut-backed Owlet ( Glaucidium castanotum) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.2:
Chestnut-backed Owlet ( Glaucidium castanotum) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
Chestnut-backed Owlet ( Glaucidium castanotum) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
Chestnut-backed Owlet ( Glaucidium castanotum) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
Chestnut-backed Owlet ( Glaucidium castanotum) [version 1]
Oriental Bird Club:
Chestnut-backed Owlet ( Glaucidium castanonotum) [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (original):
Glaucidium cuculoïdes castanonotum [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (2nd edition):
Glaucidium cuculoïdes castanonotum [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Chestnut-backed Owlet ( Glaucidium castanonotum) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Chestnut-backed Owlet ( Glaucidium castanonotum) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe, Birds of the World Version 2.0:
Chestnut-backed Owlet ( Glaucidium castanonotum) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
Chestnut-backed Owlet ( Glaucidium castanotum) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.02:
Chestnut-backed Owlet ( Glaucidium castanotum) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Glaucidium castanonotum [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Glaucidium castanotum [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes a subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Glaucidium [radiatum or castanonotum] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Other synonyms

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Catalan: Mussolet de Sri Lanka
Czech: kulíšek srílanský
Danish: Sri Lanka-spurveugle, Sulawesispurveugle
German: Kastanienmantelkauz, Kastanienmantel-Zwergkauz, Prachtkauz, Sri Lanka-Sperlingskauz
English: Chestnut backed Owlet, Chestnut-backed Owlet, Southern Boobook
English, HBW: Chestnut-backed Owlet
English (IOC): Chestnut-backed Owlet
English (United States): Chestnut-backed Owlet
Esperanto: Aveldorsa strigeto
Spanish: Mochuelo de Ceilán
Spanish (Spain): Mochuelo de Ceilán
Spanish (HBW): Chestnut-backed Owlet
Estonian: tseiloni värbkakk
Finnish: srilankanvarpuspöllö
French: Chevêchette à dos marron, Chevêchette cingalaise, Chevêchette de Sri Lanka
Croatian: cejlonski ćuk
Hungarian: gesztenyebarnahátú törpekuvik
Italian: Civettina dorsocastano
Japanese (romaji): kurisesuzumefukurou, morisuzumefukurou
Japanese: クリセスズメフクロウ, モリスズメフクロウ
Scientific: Athene castanonota, Athene castanopterus, Athene castanotus, Glaucidium castanonotum, Glaucidium castanotum, Glaucidium cuculoides castanonotum, Glaucidium cuculoïdes castanonotum, Ninox boobook, Ninox boobook boobook, Strix Boobook, Taenioglaux castanonota
Lithuanian: Kaštoninė žvirblinė pelėda, rudnugarė žvirblinė pelėda
Dutch: Ceylonese Dwerguil
Norwegian Nynorsk: Singalesarugle
Norwegian: Singaleserugle
Polish: sóweczka cejlonska, sóweczka cejlońska
Portuguese: mochinho-cingalês
Portuguese (Portugal): mocho-pigmeu-do-ceilão
Russian: Буроспинный воробьиный сыч, Буроспинный сычик, Буроспиный Сычик, Каштановоспинный сычик, Сычик буроспинный
Sinhalese (Transliteration): Sri Lanka Pit-a June thambala Upabassa
Slovak: kuvičok hnedochrbtý
Swedish: ceylonsparvuggla, Sri Lankasparvuggla
Turkish: Kestane sırtlı serçe baykuşu
Ukrainian: Сичик-горобець цейлонський
Chinese: 栗背鸺鹠
Chinese (Traditional): 斯里蘭卡栗背鵂鶹

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