Simla–Almora district, Himalayas.
This and some other Old World owlet species placed in genus Taenioglaux by some recent authors#R#R. Possibly closest to G. castanopterum; sometimes considered to include latter and G. castanotum as races. Subspecies name whiteleyi often misspelt as whitelyi. Some authors synonymize austerum with rufescens, deignani with bruegeli, and delacouri with whiteleyi#R. Eight subspecies recognized.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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