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African Grass-Owl

Tyto capensis (Smith, A, 1834)

The African Grass Owl (Tyto capensis) is a species of owl in the Tytonidae family. It is found in Angola, Burundi, Cameroon, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Strigiformes
Family:
  Tytonidae
Genus:
  Tyto

Scientific:
  Tyto capensis

Citation:
  (Smith, A, 1834)

Reference:
  S.Afr.Q.J.(2) p.317

Protonym:
  Strix Capensis

Avibase ID:
  B21A37E70663C967

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

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 555359

Geographic range:

  • Tyto capensis: Wet grasslands of Africa south of the Sahara
English:
African Grass-Owl
Czech:
sova travní
German:
Kapgraseule
Danish:
Kapslørugle
Spanish:
Lechuza de El Cabo
Finnish:
afrikanruohopöllö
French:
Effraie du Cap
Italian:
Barbagianni africano
Japanese:
minamimenfukurou
Japanese:
ミナミメンフクロウ
Dutch:
Kaapse Grasuil
Norwegian:
Gresslørugle
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Graslørugle
Polish:
plomykówka ziemna
Portuguese:
Coruja dos campos
Russian:
Капская сипуха
Slovak:
plamienka trávna
Swedish:
afrikansk gräsuggla
Ukrainian:
Сипуха африканська
Chinese:
非洲草鸮


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
African Grass-Owl ( Tyto capensis) [version 1]
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]
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]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Effraie du Cap ( 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):
African Grass-Owl ( Tyto capensis) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
African Grass-Owl ( Tyto capensis) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
African Grass-Owl ( Tyto capensis) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
African Grass-Owl ( Tyto capensis) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
African Grass-Owl ( Tyto capensis) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
African Grass-Owl ( Tyto capensis) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
African Grass-Owl ( Tyto capensis) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
African Grass-Owl ( Tyto capensis) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
African Grass-Owl ( Tyto capensis) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
African Grass-Owl ( Tyto capensis) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
African Grass-Owl ( Tyto capensis) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
African Grass-Owl ( Tyto capensis) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
African Grass-Owl ( Tyto capensis) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
African Grass-Owl ( Tyto capensis) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
African Grass-Owl ( Tyto capensis) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
African Grass-Owl ( Tyto capensis) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
African Grass-Owl ( Tyto capensis) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
African Grass-Owl ( Tyto capensis) [version 1]
Clements, version 2018:
African Grass-Owl ( Tyto capensis) [version 1]
Clements, version 2019:
African Grass-Owl ( Tyto capensis) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
African Grass-Owl ( Tyto capensis) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
African Grass-Owl ( Tyto capensis) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
African Grass-Owl ( Tyto capensis) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
African Grass-Owl ( Tyto capensis) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
African Grass-Owl ( Tyto capensis) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
African Grass-Owl ( Tyto capensis) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
African Grass-Owl ( Tyto capensis) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
African Grass-Owl ( Tyto capensis) [version 1]
eBird version 2018:
African Grass-Owl ( Tyto capensis) [version 1]
eBird version 2019:
African Grass-Owl ( Tyto capensis) [version 1]
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 and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
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 2018):
African Grass-owl ( Tyto capensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
African Grass Owl ( Tyto capensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
African Grass Owl ( Tyto capensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
African Grass Owl ( Tyto capensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
African Grass Owl ( Tyto capensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
African Grass Owl ( Tyto capensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
African Grass Owl ( Tyto capensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
African Grass Owl ( Tyto capensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
African Grass Owl ( Tyto capensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
African Grass Owl ( Tyto capensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
African Grass Owl ( Tyto capensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
African Grass Owl ( Tyto capensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
African Grass Owl ( Tyto capensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
African Grass Owl ( Tyto capensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
African Grass Owl ( Tyto capensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
African Grass Owl ( Tyto capensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
African Grass Owl ( Tyto capensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
African Grass Owl ( Tyto capensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
African Grass Owl ( Tyto capensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
African Grass Owl ( Tyto capensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
African Grass Owl ( Tyto capensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
African Grass Owl ( Tyto capensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
African Grass Owl ( Tyto capensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
African Grass Owl ( Tyto capensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
African Grass Owl ( Tyto capensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
African Grass Owl ( Tyto capensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
African Grass Owl ( Tyto capensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
African Grass Owl ( Tyto capensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
African Grass Owl ( Tyto capensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
African Grass Owl ( Tyto capensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
African Grass Owl ( Tyto capensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
African Grass Owl ( Tyto capensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
African Grass Owl ( Tyto capensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
African Grass Owl ( Tyto capensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
African Grass Owl ( Tyto capensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
African Grass Owl ( Tyto capensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
African Grass Owl ( Tyto capensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
African Grass Owl ( Tyto capensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
African Grass Owl ( Tyto capensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
African Grass Owl ( Tyto capensis) [version 1]
James Lee Peters:
Tyto capensis [version 1]
James Lee Peters (original):
Tyto capensis [version 1]
James Lee Peters (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 2nd edition (1996):
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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Other synonyms


Afrikaans: Grasuil
Bulgarian: Капска забулена сова
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 (IOC): African Grass Owl
English (Kenya): Grass Owl
Spanish: Lechuza de Campanario de El Cabo, Lechuza de El Cabo
Spanish (Spain): Lechuza del Cabo
Spanish (HBW): African Grass-Owl
Estonian: rohtla-loorkakk
Finnish: afrikanruohopöllö, Ruohopöllö
French: Effraie du Cap
Hungarian: fokföldi gyöngybagoly
Italian: Barbagianni africano, Barbagianni delle erbe
Japanese: minamimenfukurou
Japanese: ミナミメンフクロウ
Korean: 가면올빼미
Kwangali: Suunsu
Scientific: 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
Russian: Капская 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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