Forest Owlet
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Order Strigiformes

Family Strigidae

Genus Athene

Class Aves

Scientific Name

Athene blewitti

Thumbnail Description

The forest owlet has very few spots on its body.

The owl has dark grey-brown upperparts.

Habitat

Open deciduous forest, dense forest

Range

Central India

Diet

Lizards, rodents, birds

Breeding Season

January to February

Fledging Period

30–32 days

Sounds

chirrur… chirrur, chirr…chirr, kee yah, kee…yah, kwaak … kk, kwaa..kk

Behavior

Highly diurnal

Conservation Status

Critically Endangered