The Rufous Fishing Owl is a fairly large owl with no ear-tufts.
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Distribution: Endemic in western Africa from Sierra Leone and Guinea east to Ghana. Unconfirmed reports from Nigeria.
Status: Rare. Listed as Vulnerable by Birdlife International.
Original Description: Sharpe, Richard Bowdler. 1871. Ibis, 3rd Series, vol. 1: p. 101, pl.12.