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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
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

Population trend: Decreasing

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

Country endemic: Yes

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2017) Species factsheet: Heteroglaux blewitti. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 16/12/2017. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2017) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 16/12/2017.