Typical Owls (Strigidae)

Forest Owlet (Athene blewitti) - HBW 5, p. 226

French: Chevêche forestière German: Blewittkauz Spanish: Mochuelo de Blewitt
Other common names: Indian Forest Owlet, Forest Spotted Owlet/Owl, Forest Little Owl, Blewitt’s Owl

Taxonomy: Heteroglaux Blewitti Hume, 1873, Busnah, Phooljan State, India.
Relationships uncertain; possibly more closely related to Glaucidium. Monotypic.

Distribution: WC & EC India: plains and low foothills of Akrani Range (W end of Satpura Mts) near Tapi (Tapti) R in NW Maharashtra (formerly W Khandesh), and probably in E Madhya Pradesh and W Orissa (no records in 20th century from last two).