Common Name: Jungle Owlet
Scientific Name: Glaucidium radiatum
Family: Strigidae
Nepali Name: Dundul ( डुन्डुल )
Size: 20 cm
Location: Kawasoti, Nawalparasi

The Jungle Owlet is found at elevations from 75 to 1600 meters. It has dark brown or grey-brown plumage, bright yellow eyes, a short hooked beak, and feathered legs. A distinctive feature is the reddish patch on its underwing, visible during flight.

Its diet includes insects, small mammals, and occasionally small birds.

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