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African Wood-Owl

Strix woodfordii (Smith, A, 1834)

The African Wood Owl (Strix woodfordii) is a medium-sized owl with dark eyes and no ear tufts. It is 30 to 36 cm long and weighs from 240 to 350 grams. It lives in Africa from Senegambia to Sudan and south to Angola, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, and on the east coast to South Africa. It lives mainly in forest and woodland though it sometimes inhabits plantations. It eats mostly insects but will also eat reptiles, small mammals, and other birds. It breeds from July to October and lays 1 to 3 eggs in a hollow in a tree. It will then incubate the eggs for about 31 days. Five weeks after the eggs hatch, the young will leave the nest and can fly 2 weeks later. The young will remain with the parents for about four months and will sometimes stay until the next breeding season. Its call is a loud series of fast hoots. It is not threatened and is common in almost all of its range. Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Strigiformes
Family:
  Strigidae
Genus:
  Strix

Scientific:
  Strix woodfordii

Citation:
  (Smith, A, 1834)

Reference:
  S.Afr.Q.J.(2) p.312

Protonym:
  Noctua Woodfordii

Avibase ID:
  2E6575A8C8ECAD9B

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
Czech:
puštík africký
German:
Afrikanischer Waldkauz
Danish:
Afrikansk Natugle
Spanish:
Cárabo Africano
Finnish:
afrikanpöllö
French:
Chouette africaine
Italian:
Allocco africano
Japanese:
afurikahinafukurou
Japanese:
アフリカヒナフクロウ
Dutch:
Afrikaanse Bosuil
Norwegian:
Panugle
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Panugle
Polish:
puszczyk pregowany
Portuguese:
Coruja-da-floresta
Russian:
Африканская циккаба
Slovak:
sova pruhovaná
Swedish:
afrikansk skogsuggla
Ukrainian:
Сова-лісовик африканська
Chinese:
非洲林鸮


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) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
African Wood-Owl ( Strix woodfordii) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
African Wood-Owl ( Strix woodfordii) [version 1]
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):
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:
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Birdlife checklist version 04:
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Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
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Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
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Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
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Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
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Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
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Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
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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]
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 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):
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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:
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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:
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):
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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):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
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Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
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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 and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
African Wood-owl ( Strix woodfordii) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
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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:
African Wood Owl ( Strix woodfordii) [version 1]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
African Wood-Owl ( Ciccaba woodfordii) [version 1]
James Lee Peters:
Ciccaba woodfordii [version 1]
James Lee Peters (original):
Ciccaba woodfordii [version 1]
James Lee Peters (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 2nd edition (1996):
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
Catalan: Gamarús africà
Czech: Puštík africký
Danish: Afrikansk Natugle
German: 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 (IOC): African Wood Owl
English (Kenya): 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
Hungarian: afrikai erdeibagoly
Italian: Allocco africano
Japanese: afurikahinafukurou
Japanese: アフリカヒナフクロウ
Kwangali: Kakuru
Scientific: 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): Mocho-da-floresta
Russian: Африканская лесная сова, 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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