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Vermiculated Fishing Owl ~ Bubo bouvieri (Scotopelia bouvieri)


The Vermiculated Fishing Owl is a fairly large owl with no ear-tufts.

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  • Vermiculated Fishing Owl


Distribution: Liberia, Togo and southern Nigeria and in central Africa north from northwest Angola.

Status: Uncertain. May be more common than originally thought.

Original Description: Sharpe, Richard Bowdler. 1875. Ibis, 3rd Series, vol. 5: p. 260.

König, Claus & Weick, Friedhelm. 2008. "Owls: A Guide to the Owls of the World (Second Edition)". Yale University Press.

See also: Other owls from Africa, Genus: Bubo.

Page by Deane Lewis. Last updated 2015-10-28.