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Abyssinian Owl

Asio abyssinicus (Guérin-Méneville, 1843)

The Abyssinian Owl or African Long-eared Owl (Asio abyssinicus) is a medium-sized owl with yellow eyes, a black bill and gray eyebrows. It is similar in appearance to the Long-eared Owl, Asio otus, but is overall darker, and their ranges do not overlap. It has long, brown, white-edged ear tufts that are slightly centrally located on the head. Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Strigiformes
Family:
  Strigidae
Genus:
  Asio

Scientific:
  Asio abyssinicus

Citation:
  (Guérin-Méneville, 1843)

Reference:
  Rev.Zool. 6 p.321

Protonym:
  Otus abyssinicus

Avibase ID:
  250123FB6809F039

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/250123FB

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 555498

Geographic range:

  • Asio abyssinicus abyssinicus: Highlands of Eritrea and Ethiopia
  • Asio abyssinicus graueri: Rwenzori Mountains (northeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo and southwestern Uganda), Mt. Kabobo (eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo), and Mt. Kenya (Kenya)
English:
Abyssinian Owl
Czech:
kalous etiopský
German:
Afrika-Waldohreule
Danish:
Afrikansk Skovhornugle
Spanish:
Búho Abisinio
Finnish:
afrikansarvipöllö
French:
Hibou d'Abyssinie
Italian:
Gufo africano
Japanese:
abishiniatorafuzuku
Japanese:
アビシニアトラフズク
Dutch:
Ethiopische Ransuil
Norwegian:
Fjellhornugle
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Fjellhornugle
Polish:
uszatka etiopska
Russian:
Абиссинская ушастая сова
Slovak:
myšiarka etiópska
Swedish:
etiopisk hornuggla
Ukrainian:
Сова ефіопська
Chinese:
埃塞长耳鸮


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

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

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes a subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Asio [otus or abyssinicus] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Other synonyms


Catalan: Mussol d'Etiòpia
Czech: Kalous etiopský
Danish: Afrikansk Skovhornugle
German: Abyssinieneule, Abyssinien-Ohreule, Abyssinische Ohreule, Aethiopien-Waldohreule, Afrika-Waldohreule
English: Abysinian Long-eared Owl, Abyssinian Long-eared Owl, Abyssinian Owl, African Long-eared Owl, Ethiopian Long-eared Owl, Ethiopian Owl
English (IOC): Abyssinian Owl
English (Kenya): Abyssinian Owl
Spanish: Búho Abisinio, Lechuzón Abisinio
Spanish (Spain): Búho Abisinio
Spanish (HBW): African Long-eared Owl
Estonian: mägiräts
Finnish: Afrikansarvipöllö
French: Hibou d’Abyssinie, Hibou d'Abyssinie, Moyen-duc d'Abyssinie
Hungarian: etióp fülesbagoly
Italian: Gufo africano, Gufo d'Abissinia, Gufo dell'Abissinia
Japanese: abishiniatorafuzuku
Japanese: アビシニアトラフズク
Scientific: Asio abyssinicus, Asio abyssinicus abyssinicus, Asio otus abyssinicus, Otus abyssinicus
Lithuanian: Afrikinė pelėda
Dutch: Ethiopische Ransuil
Norwegian Nynorsk: Fjellhornugle
Norwegian: Fjellhornugle
Polish: uszatka etiopska
Russian: Абиссинская ушастая сова, Сова абиссинская ушастая
Slovak: myšiarka etiópska
Serbian: Afrička utina
Swedish: Etiopisk hornuggla
Swahili: Bundi Masikio-marefu
Turkish: Afrika Kulaklı Baykuşu
Ukrainian: Сова ефіопська
Chinese: 埃塞长耳鸮
Chinese (Traditional): 阿比西尼亞長耳鴞

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