|Red-chested Owlet (right)|
The Red-chested Owlet (Glaucidium tephronotum) is a species of owl in the Strigidae family. It is found in Cameroon, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, and Uganda.
Very small owlet. Facial disc light grey with whitish markings, short white eyebrows. Head and neck dark grey and dusky brown back and wings. Tail long with 3 faint bars, upper breast and flank rufous wash, rest of underparts whitish with the belly sided streaked rufous. Yellow iris and bill.
Because so little of these owls are known it is most likely that they are near threatened or rare. Information is still being researched on the Red Chested Owlets.
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