Pel's Fishing-owl (Scotopelia peli) - HBW 5, p. 195
French: Chouette-pêcheuse de Pel
Spanish: Cárabo Pescador Común
Other common names: African Fishing-owl/Fish-owl
Taxonomy: Strix peli Bonaparte, 1850, Ashanti, Ghana.
Relationships of genus uncertain. Monotypic.
Distribution: Locally from Senegambia E to Benin, and from Nigeria S across Congo Basin and C Africa to Botswana, Mozambique and NE South Africa; also SE Sudan, Ethiopia, S Somalia, Kenya and Tanzania; status in S Mali, Burkina Faso and S Niger unclear.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
A bird flying from one branch to another. Locality Muzi Pan, iSimangaliso Wetland Park, KwaZulu Natal Province, South Africa (Monotypic species)
Keith Blomerley 20 October 2004 10 years ago 23 sec 2.8
A bird perched on a branch and looking around Locality Shakawe, North-West District, Botswana (Monotypic species)
Josh Engel 16 December 2007 8 years ago 42 sec 2.7
A bird roosting near the river, videoed from a boat Locality Nile River, Mburo Lake National Park, Uganda (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 28 August 2006 9 years ago 30 sec 1.8
PhotosSee all 15 photos
A perched bird
Locality Okavango Camp, Okavango Delta, North-West District, Botswana
Krzysztof Blachowiak 26 February 2014 2 years ago 4.7
Locality Benoue National Park, Adamawa Province, Cameroon
Markus Lilje 14 March 2012 3 weeks ago ADDED LAST MONTH 4.5
adult at day roost
Locality Liwonde National Park, Southern Region, Malawi (Monotypic species)
Nik Borrow 29 November 2013 2 years ago 4.5
Bird perched on a branch.
Locality Okavango Delta, North-West District, Botswana
Tadeusz Rosinski 26 February 2014 2 years ago 4.4
Locality Shakawe, North-West District, Botswana (Monotypic species)
Adam Riley 6 September 2011 1 year ago 4.2
A bird at day roost
Locality Benoue National Park, Adamawa Province, Cameroon (Monotypic species)
Lars Petersson 6 March 2012 2 years ago 4.1
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