Forest owlet

Forest owlet

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Athene blewitti

The forest owlet is endemic to the forests of central India. It is listed as Endangered on the IUCN Red List since 2018, as the population is estimated at less than 1,000 mature individuals. It is threatened foremost by deforestation. It is a member of the typical owl family Strigidae, and was first described in 1873. As it was not sighted after 1884, it was considered extinct for many years. In 1997, it was rediscovered by Pamela Rasmussen. Searches in the locality mentioned on the label of the last collected specimen failed, and it turned out that the specimen had been stolen from the British Museum by Richard Meinertzhagen and resubmitted with a label bearing false locality information.

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Forest owlet habitat map

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References

1. Forest owlet Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forest_owlet
2. Forest owlet on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/22689335/132251554
3. Xeno-canto bird call - https://xeno-canto.org/414032

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