1686. Athene blewitti

(1686) Athene blewitti Hume.
THE FOREST SPOTTED OWLET.
Athene blewitti, Fauna B. I., Birds, 2nd ed. vol. iv, p. 441.
Of the distribution of this little Owl not much is known. It has been found in Phuljan, near Sambalpur, the Udet River in Karial, about 150 miles South of Phuljan and, finally, in Khandesh.
Nothing can be said about its habits beyond that it is a bird of deep forest.
As regards its nidification, all that is known is that in P. Mackinnon’s collection there was a clutch of four eggs marked “76 quint,” which is Hume’s Catalogue number for this bird. These eggs were taken by Mackinnon himself on 14.3.90, and were almost certainly taken in the Sambalpur forest, where Mackinnon apparently was shooting in March and April of that year.
These eggs measure 33.0 x 28.0, 34.0 x 27.5, 32.8 x 27.0 and 32.5 x 26.6 mm.

BookTitle: 
The Nidification Of Birds Of The Indian Empire
Reference: 
Baker, Edward Charles Stuart. The nidification of birds of the Indian Empire. Vol. 3. 1934.
Title in Book: 
1686. Athene blewitti
Spp Author: 
Hume.
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
1686
Year: 
1934
Page No: 
527
Common name: 
Forest Spotted Owlet
M_ID: 
6865
M_CN: 
Forest Owlet
M_SN: 
Heteroglaux blewitti
Volume: 
Vol. 3
id: 
14856

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