Asian barred owlet
A small owl—an owlet—with mottled brown and white feathers, bright yellow irises and a short curved yellow beak is perched on a branch in Sattal, Uttarakhand, India, with its head turned 90 degrees clockwise, looking straight into the camera lens.
Asian barred owlet – Sattal, Uttarakhand, India
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Strigiformes
Family: Strigidae
Genus: Glaucidium
G. cuculoides
Binomial name
Glaucidium cuculoides

(Vigors, 1831)
Range of G. cuculoides     Resident

The Asian barred owlet (Glaucidium cuculoides) is a species of true owl, resident in northern parts of the Indian Subcontinent and parts of Southeast Asia. It ranges across north central and northeast India, Nepal Bhutan, north Bangladesh, and southeast Asia (Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam). Its natural habitat is temperate forest.