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Madagascar Owl ~ Asio madagascariensis


The Madagascar Owl is a medium-sized owl with long ear-tufts. It has also been called the Madagascar Long-eared Owl.

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  • Madagascar Owl
  • Madagascar Owl


Distribution: Endemic to Madagascar.

Range of Madagascar Owl (Asio madagascariensis)
Range of the Madagascar Owl Asio madagascariensis

Status: Listed as 'Least Concern' by Birdlife International.

Original Description: Smith, Sir [Dr.] Andrew. 1834. South African Quarterly Journal (S. Afr. Q. J) (2): p. 316. Edited at the South African Institution. (Second Series).

References: (may contain affiliate links)
BirdLife International. 2020. "IUCN Red List of Threatened Species". IUCN.
International Ornithological Congress. 2023. "IOC World Bird List - Owls".
König, Claus & Weick, Friedhelm. 2008. "Owls: A Guide to the Owls of the World (Second Edition)". Yale University Press.
Asio madagascariensis at Xeno-canto.

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

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