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Pel's Fishing-Owl Scotopelia peli

Described by: Bonaparte (1850)
Alternate common name(s): Pel's Fishing Owl, African Fishing-Owl, African Fish-Owl
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


Okavango, Botswana - Jul 24, 2005 © Don Roberson 
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Wc. Africa. Se. tropical Africa;
Fragmented distribution;
Senegambia, sw. Mali, Burkina Faso, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast Ghana, Benin, s. Niger, Nigeria, s. Cameroon, Gabon, Congo, Central African Republic, s. Sudan, w. and c. Ethiopia, Eritrea, s. Somalia, Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi s. to nw. Angola, c. and s. Zaire, Zambia (Nanzhila River and Sichifulo River), ex. ne. Namibia, n. and e. Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and e. South Africa (Muzi Pans welands n. of Lake Lucia, Natal and 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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