Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Typical Owls :: Marsh Owl
Marsh Owl Asio capensis
Described by: Smith, A. (1834)
Alternate common name(s): African Marsh Owl
Old scientific name(s): Asio helveola
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RangeNw. Africa. Africa s. of the Sahara;
Fragmented distribution: single main population in e. and s. Arica with small isolated populations in w Africa;
(1) Isolated population in nw. African in Morocco (Merja Zerga Lagoon) and Tunisia. Senegambia, s. Mali, s. Mauritania, Burkina Faso, Benin, Nigeria, Cameroon and Congo.
(2) C. and e. Angola, s. and e. Zaire, s. Chad, se. Sudan, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique, ne. Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa (Cape Province).
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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.
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