Collared Owlet of Fraser’s Hill, Malaysia

on 28th October 2010

“This Collared Owlet (Glaucidium brodiei) at 16cm is considered among the world’s smallest. It is quite common up in Fraser’s Hill, Malaysia but getting to see it is really difficult. There were many times when we knew that it was really close, but the four of us spent some hours looking at the direction of the call, but just could not spot it.

“Unlike other owls,this is a day owl, in that it hunts by day, and it marks it’s territory by continuous calling in the mornings and evenings. It is a montane forest bird, living from 600m up so no chance of seeing one in Singapore.

“The Collared Owlet nests in old tree holes or holes made by woodpeckers and barbets, about 10 meters above the ground.

“The closest to the Fraser’s Hill Collared Owlet’s call is from Thailand. This call can be heard HERE, recorded by Dave Farrow and posted in The Owl Pages.

KC Tsang
20th October 2010

If you like this post please tap on the Like button at the left bottom of page. Any views and opinions expressed in this article are solely those of the authors/contributors, and are not endorsed by the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum (LKCNHM, NUS) or its affiliated institutions. Readers are encouraged to use their discretion before making any decisions or judgements based on the information presented.

YC Wee

Dr Wee played a significant role as a green advocate in Singapore through his extensive involvement in various organizations and committees: as Secretary and Chairman for the Malayan Nature Society (Singapore Branch), and with the Nature Society (Singapore) as founding President (1978-1995). He has also served in the Nature Reserve Board (1987-1989), Nature Reserves Committee (1990-1996), National Council on the Environment/Singapore Environment Council (1992-1996), Work-Group on Nature Conservation (1992) and Inter-Varsity Council on the Environment (1995-1997). He is Patron of the Singapore Gardening Society and was appointed Honorary Museum Associate of the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum (LKCNHM) in 2012. In 2005, Dr Wee started the Bird Ecology Study Group. With more than 6,000 entries, the website has become a valuable resource consulted by students, birdwatchers and researchers locally and internationally. The views and opinions expressed in this article are his own, and do not represent those of LKCNHM, the National University of Singapore or its affiliated institutions.

Other posts by YC Wee

One Response

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Overall visits (since 2005)

Live visitors
Visitors Today

Clustrmaps (since 2016)