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African Scops-Owl Otus senegalensis

Described by: Swainson (1834)
Alternate common name(s): African Scops Owl, Socotra Scops Owl, Socotra Scops-Owl
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


Lake Baringo, Kenya - Feb 23, 2010 © Hans&Judy Beste  South Africa - Date unknown © Giuliano Gerra and Silvio Sommazzi  Kruger National Park, South Africa - Jul, 2008 © Jean-Philippe Paris  Kruger National Park, South Africa - Jul, 2008 © Jean-Philippe Paris  Seawater Farms Eritrea, Massawa, Eritrea - Date unknown © Jugal Tiwari 
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Africa s. of the Sahara and sw. Arabia;
(1) Senegambia, s. Mauritania, Guinea-Bissau to Ivory Coast e. to Nigeria, Cameroon, s. Chad and s. Sudan.
(2) S. Sudan to nw. Ethiopia.
(3) C. and s. Ethiopia, Somalia and n. Kenya.
(4) Socotra Is.
(5) S. Saudi Arabia.
(6) N. and ne. Zaire and w. Uganda.
(7) E. Kenya and Tanzania.
(8) Annobon Is.
(9) Se. Kenya (lower Tana River to Lali Hills).
(10) Angola and sw. Zaire.
(11) Mozambique, e. Malawi and e. Zimbabwe.
(12) Namibia to s. Mozambique and e. South Africa (Natal).
(13) S. 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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