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Maghreb Owl ~ Strix mauritanica

Introduction

The Maghreb Owl is a medium-sized owl with a rounded head and no ear-tufts. It was formerly considered a subspecies of the Tawny Owl.

Information

Distribution: Occurs in northwestern Africa from Morocco to Tunisia and Mauritania.

Range of Maghreb Owl (Strix mauritanica)
Range of the Maghreb Owl Strix mauritanica

Status: Uncertain

Original Description: Witherby, 1905.

References:
International Ornithological Congress. 2020. "IOC World Bird List - Owls".
König, Claus & Weick, Friedhelm. 2008. "Owls: A Guide to the Owls of the World (Second Edition)". Yale University Press.
Strix mauritanica at Xeno-canto.

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

Page by Deane Lewis. Last updated 2020-09-26.