The Forest Owlet is a small owl with no ear-tufts. It is also known as the Forest Spotted Owlet or Blewitt's Owl.
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Distribution: Endemic in the north central Indian peninsula. Previously believed to be extinct but rediscovered in 1997 in western Kandesh and at Khaknar Forest.
Status: Extremely rare. Listed as Critically Endangered by BirdLife International.
Original Description: Hume, Allan Octavian. 1873. Stray Feathers (Str. Feath.) 1: p. 468.