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Pel's Fishing-Owl

Scotopelia peli (Bonaparte, 1850)

The Pel's Fishing Owl (Scotopelia peli) is a large species of owl in the Strigidae family. It feeds nocturnally on fish and frogs snatched from the surface of lakes and rivers. The species prefers slow moving rivers with large overhanging trees to roost and forage from. It nests in hollows and the forks of large trees. Though two eggs are laid, only one chick is raised. Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Strigiformes
Family:
  Strigidae
Genus:
  Scotopelia

Scientific:
  Scotopelia peli

Citation:
  (Bonaparte, 1850)

Reference:
  Consp.Gen.Av. 1 p.44

Protonym:
  Strix peli

Avibase ID:
  034B2A6A4933C5F1

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/034B2A6A

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 555422

Geographic range:

  • Scotopelia peli: Locally in riverine forests of Africa south of the Sahara
English:
Pel's Fishing-Owl
Czech:
ketupa Pelova
German:
Bindenfischeule
Danish:
Pel´s Fiskeugle
Spanish:
Cárabo Pescador Común
Finnish:
kalapöllö
French:
Chouette-pêcheuse de Pel
Icelandic:
Flóðugla
Italian:
Gufo pescatore di Pel
Japanese:
uokuifukurou
Japanese:
ウオクイフクロウ
Dutch:
Pels Visuil
Norwegian:
Storflodugle
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Storflodugle
Polish:
rybiarka duza
Portuguese:
Corujão-pesqueiro
Russian:
Полосатая рыбная сова
Slovak:
hlavaňa rybárka
Swedish:
afrikansk fiskuggla
Ukrainian:
Сова-рибоїд смугаста
Chinese:
横斑渔鸮


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
Pel's Fishing-owl ( Scotopelia peli)
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
Pel's Fishing-owl ( Scotopelia peli)
African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
Pel's Fishing-owl ( Scotopelia peli)
African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
Pel's Fishing-owl ( Scotopelia peli)
African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
Pel's Fishing-owl ( Scotopelia peli)
African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
Pel's Fishing-owl ( Scotopelia peli)
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Pel's Fishing-Owl ( Scotopelia peli)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Pel's Fishing-Owl ( Scotopelia peli)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Pel's Fishing-Owl ( Scotopelia peli)
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Pel's Fishing-owl ( Scotopelia peli)
Birdlife checklist version 01:
Pel's Fishing-owl ( Scotopelia peli)
Birdlife checklist version 02:
Pel's Fishing-owl ( Scotopelia peli)
Birdlife checklist version 03:
Pel's Fishing-owl ( Scotopelia peli)
Birdlife checklist version 04:
Pel's Fishing-owl ( Scotopelia peli)
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
Pel's Fishing-owl ( Scotopelia peli)
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
Pel's Fishing-owl ( Scotopelia peli)
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
Pel's Fishing-owl ( Scotopelia peli)
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
Pel's Fishing-owl ( Scotopelia peli)
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Pel's Fishing-owl ( Scotopelia peli)
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Pel's Fishing-owl ( Scotopelia peli)
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Pel's Fishing-owl ( Scotopelia peli)
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Pel's Fishing-owl ( Scotopelia peli)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Pel's Fishing-owl ( Scotopelia peli)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Pel's Fishing-owl ( Scotopelia peli)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Chouette-pêcheuse de Pel ( Scotopelia peli)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Chouette-pêcheuse de Pel ( Scotopelia peli)
Clements 1st edition:
Pel's Fishing Owl ( Scotopelia peli)
Clements 3rd edition:
Pel's Fishing Owl ( Scotopelia peli)
Clements 4th edition:
Pel's Fishing-Owl ( Scotopelia peli)
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Pel's Fishing-Owl ( Scotopelia peli)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Pel's Fishing-Owl ( Scotopelia peli)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition:
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
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Clements, version 2015:
Pel's Fishing-Owl ( Scotopelia peli)
Clements, version 2016:
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Clements, version 2017:
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Clements, version 2018:
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Clements, version 2019:
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eBird version 1.50:
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eBird version 1.52:
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eBird version 1.53:
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eBird version 1.54:
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eBird version 1.55:
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eBird version 2015:
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eBird version 2016:
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eBird version 2017:
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eBird version 2018:
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eBird version 2019:
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Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Pel's Fishing Owl ( Scotopelia peli)
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
Pel's Fishing Owl ( Scotopelia peli)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Pel's Fishing Owl ( Scotopelia peli)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Pel's Fishing Owl ( Scotopelia peli)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Pel's Fishing Owl ( Scotopelia peli)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Pel's Fishing Owl ( Scotopelia peli)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Pel's Fishing Owl ( Scotopelia peli)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Pel's Fishing Owl ( Scotopelia peli)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Pel's Fishing Owl ( Scotopelia peli)
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Pel's Fishing Owl ( Scotopelia peli)
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Pel's Fishing Owl ( Scotopelia peli)
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Pel's Fishing-owl ( Scotopelia peli)
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Pel's Fishing-owl ( Scotopelia peli)
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Pel's Fishing-owl ( Scotopelia peli)
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
Pel's Fishing Owl ( Scotopelia peli)
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Pel's Fishing-Owl ( Scotopelia peli)
James Lee Peters:
Scotopelia peli
James Lee Peters (original):
Scotopelia peli
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
Scotopelia peli
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Pel's Fishing-Owl ( Scotopelia peli)
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Pel's Fishing-Owl ( Scotopelia peli)
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
Pel's Fishing-Owl ( Scotopelia peli)
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Scotopelia peli
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Scotopelia peli

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Afrikaans: Visuil
Bulgarian: Голяма рибоядна сова
Catalan: Duc pescador de Pel
Czech: Ketupa Peliova, ketupa Pelova
Danish: Pel´s Fiskeugle, Pel's Fiskeugle
German: Bindenfischeule, Pel-Fischeule
English: African Fishing-Owl, African Fish-Owl, East African Fishing-Owl, Fishing Owl, Fishing-Owl, Pel's Fishing Owl, Pel's Fishing-Owl
English (IOC): Pel's Fishing Owl
English (Kenya): Pel's Fishing Owl
Spanish: Búho Pescador Común, Cárabo Pescador Común
Spanish (Spain): Cárabo Pescador Común
Spanish (HBW): Pel's Fishing-Owl
Estonian: viir-kalakakk
Finnish: Kalapöllö
French: Chouette pêcheuse, Chouette pêcheuse de Pel, Chouette-pêcheuse de Pel
Hungarian: afrikai halászbagoly
Icelandic: Flóðugla
Italian: Civetta pescatrice di Pel, Gufo pescatore di Pel
Japanese: uokuifukurou
Japanese: ウオクイフクロウ
Scientific: Bubo peli, Scotopelia peli, Scotopelia peli fischeri, Scotopelia peli salvago-raggii, Strix peli
Lithuanian: Dryžoji žuvinė pelėda
Dutch: Pels Visuil, Pel's Visuil, Pel-visuil
Norwegian Nynorsk: Storflodugle
Norwegian: Storflodugle
Polish: rybiarka duza, rybiarka duża, Sowa rybiarka
Portuguese: Corujão-pesqueiro, Corujão-pesqueiro de Pel, Corujão-pesqueiro-de-pel
Portuguese (Portugal): Corujão-pesqueiro
Russian: Полосатая рыбная сова, Сова рыбная Пела
Slovak: hlavaňa rybárka, Sova Pelova
Shona: Dinidza
Serbian: Afrička sova ribar
Swedish: Afrikansk fiskuggla
Swahili: Bundi Mlasamaki
Turkish: Afrika Balık Baykuşu
Ukrainian: Сова-рибоїд смугаста
Chinese: 横斑渔鸮
Chinese (Traditional): 橫斑漁鴞

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