This and some other Old World owlet species placed in genus Taenioglaux by some recent authors#R#R. Present species possibly closest to G. radiatum; although both present in Sri Lanka, they occupy different habitats. Formerly treated as a race of either G. cuculoides or G. radiatum. Specific name previously given as castanonotum, but this spelling, and the date of publication, recently shown to be erroneous#R#R#R. Monotypic.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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