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Forest Owlet Heteroglaux blewitti



Family: Strigidae (Typical Owls)

Authority: (Hume, 1873)

Red List Category

Criteria: C2a(i)

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Justification of Red List category
This species has a tiny, severely fragmented population, known from fewer than 12 recent locations. It is likely to be declining as a result of loss of its deciduous forest habitat. Although surveys continue to discover more individuals, these factors lead to its present classification as Critically Endangered. Further information may warrant its downlisting to a lower category of threat in future.



BirdLife Species Guardian: Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS)

Population size: 50-249

Population trend: Decreasing

Distribution size (breeding/resident): 55,300 km2

Country endemic: Yes

Attributes
Land-mass type - continent
Realm - Indomalayan
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Heteroglaux blewitti. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 10/12/2016. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2016) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 10/12/2016.