Genus Heteroglaux


Forest Owlet - The Forest Owlet 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 It is found in a very small number of localities and the populations are low and the forests of central India are threatened and shrinking, making the species critically endangered.

Order : Strigiformes
Family : Strigidae
Genus : Heteroglaux