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African Grass-Owl

Tyto capensis (Smith, A 1834)

The African grass owl is a species of owl in the barn owl family, Tytonidae. Source: Wikipedia




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Classification
Order:
  Strigiformes
Family:
  Tytonidae
Genus:
   Tyto
Scientific:
  Tyto capensis


Original description

Citation:
  (Smith, A 1834)

Reference:
   S. Afr. Quart. J. ser. 2, 4, pt. 1 p.317

Protonym:
  Strix Capensis

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/15968435


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  B21A37E70663C967

Avibase ID:
  avibase-B21A37E7

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/B21A37E7


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 555359

Geographic range:

  • Tyto capensis capensis: Congo and northern Angola east to southern Uganda and western Kenya, then south from the southeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo and western Tanzania to eastern South Africa
  • Tyto capensis cameroonensis: highlands of Cameroon
English:
African Grass-Owl
Catalan:
Òliba camallarga del Cap
Czech:
sova travní
Danish:
Kapslørugle
German:
Kapgraseule
Spanish:
Lechuza de El Cabo
Spanish (Spain):
Lechuza de El Cabo
Finnish:
afrikanruohopöllö
French:
Effraie du Cap
Croatian:
afrička kukuvija
Hungarian:
fokföldi gyöngybagoly
Italian:
Barbagianni africano
Japanese (romaji):
minamimenfukurou
Japanese:
ミナミメンフクロウ
Lithuanian:
kapinė liepsnotoji pelėda
Dutch:
Kaapse Grasuil
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Graslørugle
Norwegian:
Gresslørugle
Polish:
płomykówka ziemna
Portuguese:
coruja-do-capim
Russian:
Луговая сипуха
Slovak:
plamienka trávna
Serbian:
Afrička livadska kukuvija
Swedish:
afrikansk gräsuggla
Ukrainian:
Сипуха африканська
Chinese:
非洲草鸮
Chinese (Traditional):
非洲草鴞


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
African Grass-Owl ( Tyto capensis)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
African Grass-Owl ( Tyto capensis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
African Grass-Owl ( Tyto capensis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
African Grass-Owl ( Tyto capensis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
African Grass-Owl ( Tyto capensis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
African Grass-Owl ( Tyto capensis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
African Grass-Owl ( Tyto capensis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
African Grass-Owl ( Tyto capensis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
African Grass-Owl ( Tyto capensis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
African Grass-owl ( Tyto capensis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
African Grass-owl ( Tyto capensis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
African Grass-owl ( Tyto capensis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
African Grass-owl ( Tyto capensis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
African Grass-owl ( Tyto capensis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
African Grass-owl ( Tyto capensis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
African Grass-owl ( Tyto capensis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
African Grass-owl ( Tyto capensis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
African Grass-owl ( Tyto capensis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
African Grass-owl ( Tyto capensis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
African Grass-owl ( Tyto capensis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
African Grass-owl ( Tyto capensis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
African Grass-owl ( Tyto capensis) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
African Grass-owl ( Tyto capensis) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
African Grass-owl ( Tyto capensis) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
African Grass-owl ( Tyto capensis) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
African Grass-owl ( Tyto capensis) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
African Grass-owl ( Tyto capensis) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Effraie du Cap ( Tyto capensis) [version 1]
Clements, version 2021:
African Grass-Owl ( Tyto capensis) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
African Grass Owl ( Tyto capensis) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
African Grass-Owl ( Tyto capensis) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
African Grass-Owl ( Tyto capensis) [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:
African Grass-Owl ( Tyto capensis) [version 1]
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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eBird version 2021:
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Tyto capensis capensis [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Tyto capensis capensis [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Tyto capensis capensis [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Tyto capensis capensis [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Tyto capensis capensis [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Tyto capensis capensis [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Tyto capensis capensis [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Tyto capensis capensis [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Tyto capensis capensis [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
African Grass Owl ( Tyto capensis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
African Grass Owl ( Tyto capensis) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
African Grass-owl ( Tyto capensis) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
African Grass-owl ( Tyto capensis) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
African Grass-owl ( Tyto capensis) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
African Grass-owl ( Tyto capensis) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
African Grass-owl ( Tyto capensis) [version 1]
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 2.6:
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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:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 10.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
African Grass Owl ( Tyto capensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
African Grass Owl ( Tyto capensis) [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds:
Tyto capensis [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (original):
Tyto capensis [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (2nd edition):
Tyto capensis [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
African Grass-Owl ( Tyto capensis) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
African Grass-Owl ( Tyto capensis) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe, Birds of the World Version 2.0:
African Grass-Owl ( Tyto capensis) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
African Grass Owl ( Tyto capensis) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.02:
African Grass Owl ( Tyto capensis) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Tyto capensis capensis [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Tyto capensis [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes nominal subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Tyto [capensis or longimembris] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Afrikaans: Grasuil
Azerbaijani: Afrika otluq alabayquşu, Kap alabayquşu
Bulgarian: Капска забулена сова
Bengali: িঅচিকান ঘা঳঩যাুঁচা
Bengali (transliteration): āphrikāna ghāsapyām̐cā
Catalan: Òliba camallarga del Cap
Cebuano: ngiwngiw
Czech: Sova travní
Danish: Kapslørugle
German: Afrika-Graseule, Erdeule, Graseule, Kapgraseule
English: African Grass Owl, African Grass-Owl, African Owl, Cape Grass Owl, Cape Owl, Common Grass Owl, Congo Grass-Owl, Damaraland Grass-Owl, Eastern Grass Owl, Grass Owl, Grass-Owl
English, HBW: African Grass-owl
English (IOC): African Grass Owl
English (Kenya): Grass Owl
English (United States): African Grass-Owl
Esperanto: Afrika turstrigo
Spanish: Lechuza de Campanario de El Cabo, Lechuza de El Cabo, Lechuza del Cabo
Spanish (Spain): Lechuza de El Cabo, Lechuza del Cabo
Spanish (HBW): African Grass-Owl
Estonian: rohtla-loorkakk
Finnish: afrikanruohopöllö, Ruohopöllö
French: Effraie du Cap
Croatian: afrička kukuvija
Hungarian: fokföldi gyöngybagoly
Italian: Barbagianni africano, Barbagianni delle erbe
Japanese (romaji): minamimenfukurou
Japanese: ミナミメンフクロウ
Korean: 가면올빼미
Kwangali: Suunsu
Kirghiz: Кап шынаабашы
Scientific: Strix cabrae, Strix Capensis, Tyto capensis, Tyto capensis cabrae, Tyto capensis cameroonensis, Tyto capensis capensis, Tyto capensis damarensis
Lithuanian: kapinė liepsnotoji pelėda, Kapinė liepsnuotoji pelėda
Latvian: savannas plīvurpūce
Dutch: Kaapse Grasuil
Norwegian Nynorsk: Graslørugle
Norwegian: Gresslørugle
Sotho, Northern: Makgohlo
Polish: plomykówka ziemna, płomykówka ziemna
Portuguese: Coruja dos campos, Coruja-do-capim
Portuguese (Portugal): coruja-do-cabo
Russian: Капская сипуха, Луговая сипуха, Сипуха травяная восточная
Slovak: plamienka trávna
Shona: Zizi
Serbian: Afrička livadska kukuvija
Sotho, Southern: Sephooko
Swedish: afrikansk gräsuggla, Gräsuggla, Kapgräsuggla
Swahili: Bundi-mbuga
Tswana: Lerubise
Turkish: Afrika Çayır Baykuşu
Tsonga: Musoho
Ukrainian: Сипуха африканська
Vietnamese: Cú lợn lưng nâu
Xhosa: Isikhova
Chinese: 草 鸮, 草鴞, 草鸮, 非洲草鸮
Chinese (Traditional): 非洲草鴞
Zulu: isiKhova

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