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African Grass-Owl
Tyto capensis (Smith, A, 1834)
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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
Source: Clements checklist

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
Polish:
  plomykówka ziemna
Portuguese:
  Coruja dos campos
Russian:
  Капская сипуха
Slovak:
  plamienka trávna
Swedish:
  afrikansk gräsuggla
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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 (Kenya): Grass Owl
Spanish: Lechuza de Campanario de El Cabo, Lechuza de El Cabo
Spanish (Spain): Lechuza del Cabo
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
Latin: 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: 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
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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