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African Wood-Owl

Strix woodfordii (Smith, A 1834)

The African wood owl or Woodford's owl, is a typical owl from the genus Strix in the family Strigidae which is widespread in sub-Saharan Africa. Source: Wikipedia




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Classification
Order:
  Strigiformes
Family:
  Strigidae
Genus:
   Strix
Scientific:
  Strix woodfordii


Original description

Citation:
  (Smith, A 1834)

Reference:
   S. Afr. Quart. J. ser. 2, 4, pt. 1 p.312

Protonym:
  Noctua Woodfordii

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/15968430


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  2E6575A8C8ECAD9B

Avibase ID:
  avibase-2E6575A8

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/2E6575A8


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 686688

Geographic range:

  • Strix woodfordii woodfordii: southern Angola to southern Democratic Republic of the Congo, southwestern Tanzania, Botswana, and South Africa
  • Strix woodfordii nuchalis: Senegambia and Bioko Island to South Sudan, Uganda, western Democratic Republic of the Congo, and northern Angola
  • Strix woodfordii umbrina: Ethiopia and eastern South Sudan
  • Strix woodfordii nigricantior: southern Somalia to Kenya, Tanzania, Zanzibar, and eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo
English:
African Wood-Owl
Catalan:
Gamarús africà
Czech:
puštík africký
Danish:
Afrikansk Natugle
German:
Afrikakauz
Spanish:
Cárabo Africano
Spanish (Spain):
Cárabo Africano
Finnish:
afrikanpöllö
French:
Chouette africaine
Croatian:
prugastotrba sova
Hungarian:
afrikai erdeibagoly
Italian:
Allocco africano
Japanese (romaji):
afurikahinafukurou
Japanese:
アフリカヒナフクロウ
Lithuanian:
Afrikinė miškinė pelėda
Dutch:
Afrikaanse Bosuil
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Panugle
Norwegian:
Panugle
Polish:
puszczyk pręgowany
Portuguese:
Coruja-da-floresta
Russian:
Африканская неясыть
Slovak:
sova pruhovaná
Serbian:
Afrička šumska sova
Swedish:
afrikansk skogsuggla
Ukrainian:
Сова-лісовик африканська
Chinese:
非洲林鸮
Chinese (Traditional):
非洲林鴞


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
African Wood Owl ( Strix woodfordii) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
African Wood Owl ( Strix woodfordii) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
African Wood Owl ( Strix woodfordii) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
African Wood Owl ( Strix woodfordii) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
African Wood Owl ( Strix woodfordii) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
African Wood Owl ( Strix woodfordii) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
African Wood-Owl ( Strix woodfordii)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
African Wood-Owl ( Strix woodfordii) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
African Wood-Owl ( Strix woodfordii) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
African Wood-Owl ( Strix woodfordii) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
African Wood-Owl ( Strix woodfordii) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
African Wood-Owl ( Strix woodfordii) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
African Wood-Owl ( Strix woodfordii) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
African Wood-Owl ( Strix woodfordii) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
African Wood-Owl ( Strix woodfordii) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
African Wood-owl ( Strix woodfordii) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
African Wood-owl ( Strix woodfordii) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
African Wood-owl ( Strix woodfordii) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
African Wood-owl ( Strix woodfordii) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
African Wood-owl ( Strix woodfordii) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
African Wood-owl ( Strix woodfordii) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
African Wood-owl ( Strix woodfordii) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
African Wood-owl ( Strix woodfordii) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
African Wood-owl ( Strix woodfordii) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
African Wood-owl ( Strix woodfordii) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
African Wood-owl ( Strix woodfordii) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
African Wood-owl ( Strix woodfordii) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
African Wood-owl ( Strix woodfordii) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
African Wood-owl ( Strix woodfordii) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
African Wood-owl ( Strix woodfordii) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
African Wood-owl ( Strix woodfordii) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
African Wood-owl ( Strix woodfordii) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
African Wood-owl ( Strix woodfordii) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Chouette africaine ( Strix woodfordii) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Chouette africaine ( Strix woodfordi) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
African Wood Owl ( Ciccaba woodfordii) [version 1]
Clements, version 2021:
African Wood-Owl ( Strix woodfordii) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
African Wood Owl ( Ciccaba woodfordii) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
African Wood-Owl ( Strix woodfordii) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
African Wood-Owl ( Strix woodfordii) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
African Wood-Owl ( Strix woodfordii) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
African Wood-Owl ( Strix woodfordii) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
African Wood-Owl ( Strix woodfordii) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
African Wood-Owl ( Strix woodfordii) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
African Wood-Owl ( Strix woodfordii) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
African Wood-Owl ( Strix woodfordii) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
African Wood-Owl ( Strix woodfordii) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
African Wood-Owl ( Strix woodfordii) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
African Wood-Owl ( Strix woodfordii) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
African Wood-Owl ( Strix woodfordii) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
African Wood-Owl ( Strix woodfordii) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
African Wood-Owl ( Strix woodfordii) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
African Wood-Owl ( Strix woodfordii) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
African Wood-Owl ( Strix woodfordii) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
African Wood-Owl ( Strix woodfordii) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
African Wood-Owl ( Strix woodfordii) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
African Wood-Owl ( Strix woodfordii) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
African Wood-Owl ( Strix woodfordii) [version 1]
Clements, version 2018:
African Wood-Owl ( Strix woodfordii) [version 1]
Clements, version 2019:
African Wood-Owl ( Strix woodfordii) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
African Wood-Owl ( Strix woodfordii) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
African Wood-Owl ( Strix woodfordii) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
African Wood-Owl ( Strix woodfordii) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
African Wood-Owl ( Strix woodfordii) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
African Wood-Owl ( Strix woodfordii) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
African Wood-Owl ( Strix woodfordii) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
African Wood-Owl ( Strix woodfordii) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
African Wood-Owl ( Strix woodfordii) [version 1]
eBird version 2018:
African Wood-Owl ( Strix woodfordii) [version 1]
eBird version 2019:
African Wood-Owl ( Strix woodfordii) [version 1]
eBird version 2021:
African Wood-Owl ( Strix woodfordii) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
African Wood Owl ( Strix woodfordi) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
African Wood Owl ( Strix woodfordii) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
African Wood Owl ( Strix woodfordi) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
African Wood Owl ( Strix woodfordii) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
African Wood Owl ( Strix woodfordii) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
African Wood Owl ( Strix woodfordii) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
African Wood Owl ( Strix woodfordii) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
African Wood Owl ( Strix woodfordii) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
African Wood Owl ( Strix woodfordii) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
African Wood Owl ( Strix woodfordii) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
African Wood Owl ( Strix woodfordii) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
African Wood Owl ( Strix woodfordii) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
African Wood Owl ( Strix woodfordii) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
African Wood-owl ( Strix woodfordii) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
African Wood-owl ( Strix woodfordii) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
African Wood-owl ( Strix woodfordii) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
African Wood-owl ( Strix woodfordii) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
African Wood-owl ( Strix woodfordii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
African Wood Owl ( Strix woodfordii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
African Wood Owl ( Strix woodfordii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
African Wood Owl ( Strix woodfordii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
African Wood Owl ( Strix woodfordii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
African Wood Owl ( Strix woodfordii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
African Wood Owl ( Strix woodfordii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
African Wood Owl ( Strix woodfordii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
African Wood Owl ( Strix woodfordii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
African Wood Owl ( Strix woodfordii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
African Wood Owl ( Strix woodfordii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
African Wood Owl ( Strix woodfordii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
African Wood Owl ( Strix woodfordii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
African Wood Owl ( Strix woodfordii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
African Wood Owl ( Strix woodfordii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
African Wood Owl ( Strix woodfordii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
African Wood Owl ( Strix woodfordii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
African Wood Owl ( Strix woodfordii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
African Wood Owl ( Strix woodfordii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
African Wood Owl ( Strix woodfordii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
African Wood Owl ( Strix woodfordii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
African Wood Owl ( Strix woodfordii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
African Wood Owl ( Strix woodfordii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
African Wood Owl ( Strix woodfordii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
African Wood Owl ( Strix woodfordii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
African Wood Owl ( Strix woodfordii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
African Wood Owl ( Strix woodfordii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
African Wood Owl ( Strix woodfordii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
African Wood Owl ( Strix woodfordii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
African Wood Owl ( Strix woodfordii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
African Wood Owl ( Strix woodfordii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
African Wood Owl ( Strix woodfordii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
African Wood Owl ( Strix woodfordii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
African Wood Owl ( Strix woodfordii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
African Wood Owl ( Strix woodfordii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
African Wood Owl ( Strix woodfordii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
African Wood Owl ( Strix woodfordii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
African Wood Owl ( Strix woodfordii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
African Wood Owl ( Strix woodfordii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
African Wood Owl ( Strix woodfordii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
African Wood Owl ( Strix woodfordii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
African Wood Owl ( Strix woodfordii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
African Wood Owl ( Strix woodfordii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.2:
African Wood Owl ( Strix woodfordii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
African Wood Owl ( Strix woodfordii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
African Wood Owl ( Strix woodfordii) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
African Wood Owl ( Strix woodfordii) [version 1]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
African Wood-Owl ( Ciccaba woodfordii) [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds:
Ciccaba woodfordii [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (original):
Ciccaba woodfordii [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (2nd edition):
Ciccaba woodfordii [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
African Wood-Owl ( Strix woodfordii) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
African Wood-Owl ( Strix woodfordii) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe, Birds of the World Version 2.0:
African Wood-Owl ( Strix woodfordii) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
African Wood Owl ( Strix woodfordii) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.02:
African Wood Owl ( Strix woodfordii) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Strix woodfordii [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Strix woodfordii [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Afrikaans: Bosuil
Bulgarian: Храстова кукумявка
Bengali: িঅচিকান গাছ঩যাুঁচা
Bengali (transliteration): āphrikāna gāchapyām̐cā*
Catalan: Gamarús africà
Czech: Puštík africký
Danish: Afrikansk Natugle
German: Afrikakauz, Afrikanischer Waldkauz, Afrika-Waldkauz, Woodfordkauz, Woodford-Kauz
English: African Owl, African Wood Owl, African Wood-Owl, West African Wood Owl, Wood Owl, Woodford's Owl
English, HBW: African Wood-owl
English (IOC): African Wood Owl
English (Kenya): African Wood Owl
English (United States): African Wood-Owl
Spanish: Cárabo Africano
Spanish (Spain): Cárabo Africano
Spanish (HBW): African Wood-Owl
Estonian: aafrika metskakk
Finnish: Afrikanpöllö
French: Chouette africaine, Hulotte africaine
Croatian: prugastotrba sova
Hungarian: afrikai erdeibagoly
Italian: Allocco africano
Japanese (romaji): afurikahinafukurou
Japanese: アフリカヒナフクロウ
Kwangali: Kakuru
Scientific: Athene woodfordi, Ciccaba woodfordii, Noctua Woodfordii, Strix woodfordi, Strix woodfordii, Strix woodfordii woodfordii
Lithuanian: Afrikinė miškinė pelėda
Dutch: Afrikaanse Bosuil
Norwegian Nynorsk: Panugle
Norwegian: Panugle
Polish: puszczyk pregowany, puszczyk pręgowany
Portuguese: Coruja-da-floresta
Portuguese (Portugal): coruja-da-floresta, Mocho-da-floresta
Russian: Африканская лесная сова, Африканская неясыть, Африканская циккаба, Сова африканская лесная
Slovak: sova pruhovaná
Shona: Zizi
Serbian: Afrička šumska sova
Swedish: Afrikansk skogsuggla
Swahili: Bundi-msitu
Tswana: Lerubisana
Turkish: Afrika Alaca Baykuşu
Tsonga: Mankhudu
Ukrainian: Сова-лісовик африканська
Xhosa: Ibengwana
Chinese: 非洲林鸮
Chinese (Traditional): 非洲林鴞
Zulu: uMabhengwane

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