Collared Owlet calling

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“Frequently heard but hard to see at Fraser’s Hill, we were delighted to encounter this 15cm Collared Owlet (Glaucidium brodiei), Asia’s smallest owl, sitting not too high up in a roadside tree at Alishan, Taiwan last month.

“Even a little owlet causes much agitation among the various tit species in the surrounding area – listen to the excited twittering while it nonchalantly sits on the branch, occasionally observing us observing it from down below…

“After a few rounds of the familiar fluty ‘toot toot-toot toot’ call, this owlet’s voice seemed to have given way…or has it caught a cold?”

Lena Chow
Singapore
12th April 2013

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