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


Mdumo National Park, Namibia - 1997 © Kees Bakker  Morocco - Jan, 1994 © Giuliano Gerra and Silvio Sommazzi  Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve, South Africa - Jan 11, 2006 © Charlie Moores  Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve, South Africa - Jan 11, 2006 © Charlie Moores 
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Nw. 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).
(3) Madagascar.


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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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