|Population||75-400 (2016 est.)|
|Conservation status||Critically endangered|
The forest owlet (Heteroglaux blewitti) is a species of owl found in several places within the Indian subcontinent. Originally known from seven specimens collected in the late-19th century, the species was rediscovered in 1998; its fragmented and scattered population has placed it among the critically endangered by the IUCN.
Range and habitat
The bird has been seen to date in five areas in north-central India, the largest of which is to the east of Burhanpur; four smaller areas exist west to near Mumbai.