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Collared Owlet Glaucidium brodiei brodiei   - With prey
Collared Owlet
Photographer : © Pranjal J Saikia
Location :Manas National Park, Baksa District, Assam, India
Date : 24 February 2020
English synonyms:Collared Pygmy Owl, Collared Pygmy-Owl, Collared Pygmy Owlet, Collared Pygmy-Owlet, Banded Owl, Sumatran Owlet (sylvaticum), Sumatran Collared Owlet (sylvaticum), Sunda Owlet (sylvaticum, borneense)
Bird Family :Strigidae - Typical Owls
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :There were some birds mobbing on something, they were calling frantically. It drew my attention and on closer look, saw the owlet. It had just made a kill, a much larger sized-a Red-vented Bulbul Pycnonotus cafer. The Bulbul is about 20 cm in size while the owlet is 16 cm in size. This goes to prove why this tiny owlet is such a terror among the smaller birds. - PJS
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