Forest Owlet Athene blewitti

Family: Strigidae (Typical Owls)

Authority: Hume, 1873

Red List Category

Criteria: C2a(i)

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Justification of Red List category
Since its rediscovery in 1997 this species has been found at a number of new locations, several of which appear to hold significant populations. The population estimate has therefore been revised upwards, leading to its reclassification from Critically Endangered to Endangered. Nevertheless, the total known population remains very small and fragmented and is inferred to be declining as a result of the loss and degradation of its deciduous forest habitat.

BirdLife Species Guardian: Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS)

Population size: 250-999 mature individuals

Population trend: decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 55,300 km2

Country endemic: yes

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Species factsheet: Athene blewitti. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/forest-owlet-athene-blewitti on 25/02/2024.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2024) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org on 25/02/2024.