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Forest Owlet

Heteroglaux blewitti Hume, 1873

The Forest Owlet (Athene blewitti) is an owl that is endemic to the forests of central India. This species belongs to the typical owls family, Strigidae. After it was described in 1873 and last seen in the wild in 1884, it was considered extinct until it was rediscovered 113 years later in 1997 by Pamela Rasmussen. Searches for the species in the supposed localities given in the labels of specimens where it had been collected failed until it was discovered that these specimens had been stolen from the British Museum by Richard Meinertzhagen and resubmitted with new labels bearing false location information. It is known from a small number of localities and the populations are very low within the fragmented and shrinking forests of central India, leaving the species critically endangered. Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Strigiformes
Family:
  Strigidae
Genus:
  Heteroglaux

Scientific:
  Heteroglaux blewitti

Citation:
  Hume, 1873

Reference:
  Str.Feath. 1 p.468

Protonym:
  Heteroglaux Blewitti

Avibase ID:
  DD89F95C8751660B

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/DD89F95C

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 686696


ENDANGERED

Geographic range:

  • Heteroglaux blewitti: Rediscovered in central India in 1998 after a 100-year absence
English:
Forest Owlet
Czech:
sýček lesní
German:
Blewittkauz
Danish:
Skovkirkeugle
Spanish:
Mochuelo de Blewitt
Finnish:
hindustaninpöllö
French:
Chevêche forestière
Italian:
Civetta di foresta
Japanese:
morikokinmefukurou
Japanese:
モリコキンメフクロウ
Dutch:
Bossteenuil
Norwegian:
Karmaugle
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Karmaugle
Polish:
pójdzka lesna
Portuguese:
Corujinha-da-floresta
Russian:
Лесной сыч
Slovak:
kuvik lesný
Swedish:
Blewitts uggla
Ukrainian:
Сич лісовий
Chinese:
林斑小鸮


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Forest Owlet ( Heteroglaux blewitti)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Forest Owlet ( Heteroglaux blewitti)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Forest Owlet ( Heteroglaux blewitti)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Forest Owlet ( Heteroglaux blewitti)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Forest Owlet ( Heteroglaux blewitti)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Forest Owlet ( Heteroglaux blewitti)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Forest Owlet ( Heteroglaux blewitti)
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Forest Owlet ( Heteroglaux blewitti)
Birdlife checklist version 01:
Forest Owlet ( Heteroglaux blewitti)
Birdlife checklist version 02:
Forest Owlet ( Heteroglaux blewitti)
Birdlife checklist version 03:
Forest Owlet ( Heteroglaux blewitti)
Birdlife checklist version 04:
Forest Owlet ( Heteroglaux blewitti)
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
Forest Owlet ( Heteroglaux blewitti)
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
Forest Owlet ( Heteroglaux blewitti)
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
Forest Owlet ( Heteroglaux blewitti)
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
Forest Owlet ( Heteroglaux blewitti)
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Forest Owlet ( Heteroglaux blewitti)
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Forest Owlet ( Heteroglaux blewitti)
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Forest Owlet ( Heteroglaux blewitti)
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Forest Owlet ( Heteroglaux blewitti)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Forest Owlet ( Heteroglaux blewitti)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Forest Owlet ( Heteroglaux blewitti)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Chevêche forestière ( Heteroglaux blewitti)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Chevêche forestière ( Athene blewitti)
Clements 1st edition:
Forest Little Owl ( Athene blewitti)
Clements 3rd edition:
Forest Little Owl ( Athene blewitti)
Clements 4th edition:
Forest Owlet ( Athene blewitti)
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Forest Owlet ( Athene blewitti)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Forest Owlet ( Athene blewitti)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Forest Owlet ( Athene blewitti)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
Forest Owlet ( Athene blewitti)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
Forest Owlet ( Athene blewitti)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
Forest Owlet ( Athene blewitti)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
Forest Owlet ( Athene blewitti)
Clements 6th edition:
Forest Owlet ( Athene blewitti)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
Forest Owlet ( Athene blewitti)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
Forest Owlet ( Athene blewitti)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
Forest Owlet ( Athene blewitti)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
Forest Owlet ( Athene blewitti)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Forest Owlet ( Athene blewitti)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
Forest Owlet ( Athene blewitti)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Forest Owlet ( Athene blewitti)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Forest Owlet ( Athene blewitti)
Clements, version 2015:
Forest Owlet ( Athene blewitti)
Clements, version 2016:
Forest Owlet ( Athene blewitti)
Clements, version 2017:
Forest Owlet ( Athene blewitti)
Clements, version 2018:
Forest Owlet ( Athene blewitti)
Clements, version 2019:
Forest Owlet ( Athene blewitti)
eBird version 1.50:
Forest Owlet ( Athene blewitti)
eBird version 1.52:
Forest Owlet ( Athene blewitti)
eBird version 1.53:
Forest Owlet ( Athene blewitti)
eBird version 1.54:
Forest Owlet ( Athene blewitti)
eBird version 1.55:
Forest Owlet ( Athene blewitti)
eBird version 2015:
Forest Owlet ( Athene blewitti)
eBird version 2016:
Forest Owlet ( Athene blewitti)
eBird version 2017:
Forest Owlet ( Athene blewitti)
eBird version 2018:
Forest Owlet ( Athene blewitti)
eBird version 2019:
Forest Owlet ( Athene blewitti)
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Forest Owlet ( Athene blewitti)
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
Forest Owlet ( Athene blewitti)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Forest Owlet ( Heteroglaux blewitti)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Forest Owlet ( Heteroglaux blewitti)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Forest Owlet ( Heteroglaux blewitti)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Forest Owlet ( Heteroglaux blewitti)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Forest Owlet ( Heteroglaux blewitti)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Forest Owlet ( Heteroglaux blewitti)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Forest Owlet ( Heteroglaux blewitti)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Forest Owlet ( Heteroglaux blewitti)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Forest Owlet ( Heteroglaux blewitti)
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Forest Owlet ( Heteroglaux blewitti)
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Forest Owlet ( Heteroglaux blewitti)
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Forest Owlet ( Athene blewitti)
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Forest Owlet ( Heteroglaux blewitti)
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Forest Owlet ( Heteroglaux blewitti)
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Forest Owlet ( Heteroglaux blewitti)
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Forest Owlet ( Heteroglaux blewitti)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
Forest Owlet ( Heteroglaux blewitti)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
Forest Owlet ( Heteroglaux blewitti)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
Forest Owlet ( Heteroglaux blewitti)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
Forest Owlet ( Heteroglaux blewitti)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
Forest Owlet ( Heteroglaux blewitti)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
Forest Owlet ( Heteroglaux blewitti)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
Forest Owlet ( Heteroglaux blewitti)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
Forest Owlet ( Heteroglaux blewitti)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
Forest Owlet ( Heteroglaux blewitti)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
Forest Owlet ( Heteroglaux blewitti)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
Forest Owlet ( Heteroglaux blewitti)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
Forest Owlet ( Heteroglaux blewitti)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
Forest Owlet ( Heteroglaux blewitti)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
Forest Owlet ( Heteroglaux blewitti)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
Forest Owlet ( Heteroglaux blewitti)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
Forest Owlet ( Heteroglaux blewitti)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
Forest Owlet ( Heteroglaux blewitti)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
Forest Owlet ( Heteroglaux blewitti)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
Forest Owlet ( Heteroglaux blewitti)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
Forest Owlet ( Heteroglaux blewitti)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
Forest Owlet ( Heteroglaux blewitti)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
Forest Owlet ( Heteroglaux blewitti)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
Forest Owlet ( Heteroglaux blewitti)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
Forest Owlet ( Heteroglaux blewitti)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
Forest Owlet ( Heteroglaux blewitti)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
Forest Owlet ( Heteroglaux blewitti)
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
Forest Owlet ( Heteroglaux blewitti)
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
Forest Owlet ( Heteroglaux blewitti)
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
Forest Owlet ( Heteroglaux blewitti)
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
Forest Owlet ( Heteroglaux blewitti)
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
Forest Owlet ( Heteroglaux blewitti)
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
Forest Owlet ( Heteroglaux blewitti)
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
Forest Owlet ( Heteroglaux blewitti)
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
Forest Owlet ( Heteroglaux blewitti)
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
Forest Owlet ( Heteroglaux blewitti)
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
Forest Owlet ( Heteroglaux blewitti)
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
Forest Owlet ( Heteroglaux blewitti)
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
Forest Owlet ( Heteroglaux blewitti)
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
Forest Owlet ( Athene blewitti)
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Forest Owlet ( Athene blewitti)
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
Forest Owlet ( Athene blewitti)
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Forest Little Owl ( Athene blewitti)
Oriental Bird Club:
Forest Owlet ( Athene blewitti)
James Lee Peters:
Athene blewitti
James Lee Peters (original):
Athene blewitti
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
Athene blewitti
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Forest Owlet ( Athene blewitti)
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Forest Owlet ( Athene blewitti)
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
Forest Owlet ( Athene blewitti)
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Heteroglaux blewitti
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Heteroglaux blewitti

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Catalan: Mussol de Blewitt
Czech: Sýcek lesní, sýček lesní
Danish: Skovkirkeugle
German: Belwittkauz, Blewittkauz, Blewitt-Kauz
English: Blewitt's owl, Forest Little Owl, Forest owl, Forest Owlet, Forest Spotted Owl, Forest spotted owlet, Spotted Owlet
English (IOC): Forest Owlet
Spanish: Mochuelo Brahmán, Mochuelo de Blewitt
Spanish (Spain): Mochuelo de Blewitt
Spanish (HBW): Forest Owlet
Estonian: mets-kivikakk
Finnish: Hindustaninpöllö
French: Chevêche forestière, Chouette des forêts
Hungarian: erdei kuvik
Italian: Civetta di Blewitt, Civetta di foresta
Japanese: morikokimmefukurou, morikokinmefukurou
Japanese: モリコキンメフクロウ
Scientific: Athene blewitti, Heteroglaux blewitti
Lithuanian: Miškinė pelėdikė
Dutch: Bossteenuil
Norwegian Nynorsk: Karmaugle
Norwegian: Karmaugle
Polish: pójdzka lesna, pójdźka leśna
Portuguese: Corujinha-da-floresta
Russian: Индийский пестрый сыч, Лесной сыч, Сыч лесной
Slovak: kuvik lesný
Serbian: Šumska kukumavka
Swedish: Blewitts uggla, Skogsminervauggla
Ukrainian: Сич лісовий
Chinese: 林斑小鸮
Chinese (Traditional): 林斑小鴞

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