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Typical Owls (Strigidae)

Pel's Fishing-owl (Scotopelia peli) - HBW 5, p. 195

French: Chouette-pêcheuse de Pel German: Bindenfischeule 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.

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