Asian Barred Owlet Pictures and Detail

Asian Barred owlet, Himalayan, species,

Asian Barred Owlet Pictures and Detail- 

Finally, I am a happy man because I got my first picture of an owlet. Even after taking pictures of more than 100 different birds, I was unable to capture an owlet through my camera. I became lucky when I spotted an Asian Barred Owlet in my native village in Himachal. The scientific name of the Asian Barred Owlet is Glaucidium cuculoides. 

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The above owlet in pictures is the subspecies of Asian Barred Owlet which is found in the Himalayas and its scientific name is Glaucidium cuculoides. These owls are residents of the Northern Subcontinent of India and they are also found in some parts of Southeast Asia. Asian Barred Owlet is species of True owlet and they can be seen in countries like India, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam. 

Asian Barred owlet


Mostly, in Indian culture, people don't like owlets and associate them with bad things. However, I like them very much and even want to have one as a pet if I get one that can't fly due to an injury. Asian Barred owlets are put in the category of least concerned birds because of their presence in good numbers. 


It is basically a small owlet with a rounded headed and no ear tufts. Their size range from 22-24 cm and 150 to 250 g. The breeding season of these owlets ranges from April to June. Asian Barred owlet females are heavier than their male counterparts. These owlets can be recognized by their white eyebrows. 

In the future, I hope to bring more pictures and detail of Asian Barred Owlet for you.

The Asian Barred Owlet is a small species of owl that is found in South and Southeast Asia. Here are some interesting facts about this bird: 

 Appearance: The Asian Barred Owlet is a small, stocky owl with a round head and no ear tufts. It has a brownish-gray body with white and black stripes on its forehead and a distinctive white collar around its neck. 

 Habitat: These owls are found in a variety of habitats, including forests, woodlands, plantations, gardens, and urban areas. They are known to adapt well to human-modified landscapes. 

 Diet: The Asian Barred Owlet primarily feeds on insects, but also eats small mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians. It hunts at night, using its sharp talons to catch prey. 

 Behaviour: These owls are known for their distinctive calls, which are a series of hoots that sound like "too-too-too-too-too." They are also known for their aggressive behaviour, and will defend their territory and young fiercely. 

 Breeding: Asian Barred Owlets breed during the winter months, typically laying 2-4 eggs in a tree cavity or nest box. Both the male and female participate in incubating the eggs and caring for the young. 

 Cultural significance: In some cultures, the Asian Barred Owlet is considered a symbol of good luck or prosperity. In India, it is known as the "Dulha-Dulhan" or "Bride and Groom" owl, because its white-collar resembles a bridal veil. 

 Conservation status: The Asian Barred Owlet is considered a species of "Least Concern" by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), but habitat loss and degradation are threats to their populations in some areas. They are also sometimes kept as pets, which can have a negative impact on wild populations. 

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