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Glaucidium capense

Glaucidium capense (*)

Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Aves
Subclassis: Carinatae
Infraclassis: Neornithes
Parvclassis: Neognathae
Ordo: Strigiformes
Familia: Strigidae
Subfamilia: Surniinae
Genus: Glaucidium
Species: Glaucidium capense
Subspecies: G. c. capense - G. c. clanceyi - G. c. ngamiense - G. c. scheffleri

Name

Glaucidium capense (A. Smith, 1834)

Reference

South African Quarterly Journal. (2) no.4 pt1 p.313

Vernacular names
Internationalization
Česky: Kulíšek africký
Deutsch: Kap-Sperlingskauz
English: African Barred Owlet

The African Barred Owlet (Glaucidium capense) is a species of owl in the Strigidae family. It is found in Angola, Botswana, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Somalia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. It is a small owl with no ear tufts. There is some sexual dimorphism in size, with the females being larger, but no differences in plumage.

The species is most frequently found in woodland and forests, and on forest edges. It may also occur in more open savannah and along rivers. It is partly diurnal, and feeds mostly on insects, although small rodents and birds may also be eaten.
References

* BirdLife International 2004. Glaucidium capense. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 24 July 2007.

External links

* African Barred Owlet www.oiseaux.net

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