Forest Owlet Heteroglaux blewitti
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Anon. 2009. Status of Blewitt's Owl in Aruka Valley and Environmental Management Plan in view of the proposed bauxite mines. Sálim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History Annual Report 2007-2008: 50-51.

Anon. 2013. Project to study Forest owlets in Melghat & Tadoba TRs and in Toranmal, Nandurbar district. Protected Area Update 19(3): 16.

BirdLife International. 2001. Threatened birds of Asia: the BirdLife International Red Data Book. BirdLife International, Cambridge, U.K.

Bombay Natural History Society. 2013. Forest Owlet - Preventing Exctinctions Programme Interim Report 2012-2013. BirdLife International.

Chavan, R. A.; Rithe, K. D. 2009. Occurrence and breeding record of the Forest Owlet Heteroglaux blewitti from Yawal Wildlife Sanctuary, Maharashtra, India. Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society 106(2): 207-208.

Deshpande, A. 2014. Forest Owlet spotted in Ghats. The Hindu Available at: (Accessed: 15/06/2015).

Ishtiaq, F.; Rahmani, A. R. 2005. The Forest Owlet Heteroglaux blewitti: vocalization, breeding biology and conservation. Ibis 147: 197-205.

Jathar, G. 2003. Saving the mysterious Forest Owlet. Mistnet 4(3 & 4): 9-10.

Kasambe, R.; Pande, S.; Wadatkar, J.; Pawashe, A. 2004. Additional records of the Forest Owlet Heteroglaux blewitti Hume, 1873, in Melghat Tiger Reserve, Maharashtra. Newsletter for Ornithologists: 12-14.

Kasambe, R.; Wadatkar, J.; Bhusum, N.S.; Kasdekar, F. 2005. Forest Owlets Heteroglaux blewitti in Melghat Tiger Reserve, Distt. Amravati, Maharashtra. Newsletter for Birdwatchers 45: 38-40.

Laad, S.; Dagale, R. 2014. First report of forest owlet Heteroglaux blewitti from Tansa wildlife sanctuary (Western Ghats), Maharashtra, India. J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 111(2): 134.

Mehta, P.; Kulkarni, J.; Patil, D.; Kolte, P.; Khatavkar, P. 2007. A survey of critically endangered Forest Owlet (Heteroglaux blewitti) in Central India.

Nannaware, R. 2014. The assassination of Yawal. Sanctuary Asia 34(3): 72-75.

Rithe, K. 2003. Saving the Forest Owlet. Sanctuary Asia 23: 30-31.

Further resources

Detailed species accounts from the Threatened birds of Asia: the BirdLife International Red Data Book (BirdLife International 2001).

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BirdLife International (2017) Species factsheet: Heteroglaux blewitti. Downloaded from on 18/10/2017. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2017) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 18/10/2017.