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Rufous Fishing-Owl

Scotopelia ussheri Sharpe, RB 1871

The rufous fishing owl, rufous-backed fishing-owl or Ussher's fishing owl, is a species of owl in the family Strigidae. It is endemic to west Africa, where it is a highly localised resident along forest rivers. Source: Wikipedia

Classification
Order:
  Strigiformes
Family:
  Strigidae
Genus:
   Scotopelia
Scientific:
  Scotopelia ussheri


Original description

Citation:
  Sharpe, RB 1871

Reference:
   Ibis

Protonym:
  Scotopelia ussheri

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/8587597


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  F07B8BD12A85D96B

Avibase ID:
  avibase-F07B8BD1

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/F07B8BD1


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 555423


VULNERABLE

Geographic range:

  • Scotopelia ussheri: Rainforests of Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast and Ghana
English:
Rufous Fishing-Owl
Catalan:
Duc pescador rogenc
Czech:
ketupa červenavá
Danish:
Rødbrun Fiskeugle
German:
Rotrücken-Fischeule
Spanish:
Cárabo Pescador Rojizo
Spanish (Spain):
Cárabo Pescador Rojizo
Finnish:
ghanankalapöllö
French:
Chouette-pêcheuse rousse
Croatian:
riđa sova
Hungarian:
vöröshátú halászbagoly
Icelandic:
Votugla
Italian:
Gufo pescatore rossiccio
Japanese (romaji):
akauokuifukurou
Japanese:
アカウオクイフクロウ
Lithuanian:
Rusvoji žuvinė pelėda
Dutch:
Rosse Visuil
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Liberiaflodugle
Norwegian:
Liberiaflodugle
Polish:
rybiarka kreskowana
Portuguese:
Coruja-pescadora-ruiva
Russian:
Рыжая рыбная сова
Slovak:
hlavaňa hrdzavá
Serbian:
Liberijska sova ribar
Swedish:
rödbrun fiskuggla
Ukrainian:
Сова-рибоїд чорнодзьоба
Chinese:
棕渔鸮
Chinese (Traditional):
棕漁鴞


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
Rufous Fishing-owl ( Scotopelia ussheri)
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
Rufous Fishing-owl ( Scotopelia ussheri)
African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
Rufous Fishing-owl ( Scotopelia ussheri)
African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
Rufous Fishing-owl ( Scotopelia ussheri)
African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
Rufous Fishing-owl ( Scotopelia ussheri)
African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
Rufous Fishing-owl ( Scotopelia ussheri)
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Rufous Fishing-Owl ( Scotopelia ussheri)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Rufous Fishing-Owl ( Scotopelia ussheri)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Rufous Fishing-Owl ( Scotopelia ussheri)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Rufous Fishing-Owl ( Scotopelia ussheri)
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):
Rufous Fishing-Owl ( Scotopelia ussheri)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Rufous Fishing-Owl ( Scotopelia ussheri)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Rufous Fishing-Owl ( Scotopelia ussheri)
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Rufous Fishing-owl ( Scotopelia ussheri)
Birdlife checklist version 01:
Rufous Fishing-owl ( Scotopelia ussheri)
Birdlife checklist version 02:
Rufous Fishing-owl ( Scotopelia ussheri)
Birdlife checklist version 03:
Rufous Fishing-owl ( Scotopelia ussheri)
Birdlife checklist version 04:
Rufous Fishing-owl ( Scotopelia ussheri)
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
Rufous Fishing-owl ( Scotopelia ussheri)
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
Rufous Fishing-owl ( Scotopelia ussheri)
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
Rufous Fishing-owl ( Scotopelia ussheri)
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
Rufous Fishing-owl ( Scotopelia ussheri)
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Rufous Fishing-owl ( Scotopelia ussheri)
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Rufous Fishing-owl ( Scotopelia ussheri)
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Rufous Fishing-owl ( Scotopelia ussheri)
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Rufous Fishing-owl ( Scotopelia ussheri)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Rufous Fishing-owl ( Scotopelia ussheri)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Rufous Fishing-owl ( Scotopelia ussheri)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
Rufous Fishing-owl ( Scotopelia ussheri)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
Rufous Fishing-owl ( Scotopelia ussheri)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
Rufous Fishing-owl ( Scotopelia ussheri)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Chouette-pêcheuse rousse ( Scotopelia ussheri)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Chouette-pêcheuse rousse ( Scotopelia ussheri)
Clements 1st edition:
Rufous Fishing Owl ( Scotopelia ussheri)
Clements, version 2021:
Rufous Fishing-Owl ( Scotopelia ussheri)
Clements 3rd edition:
Rufous Fishing Owl ( Scotopelia ussheri)
Clements 4th edition:
Rufous Fishing-Owl ( Scotopelia ussheri)
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Rufous Fishing-Owl ( Scotopelia ussheri)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Rufous Fishing-Owl ( Scotopelia ussheri)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Rufous Fishing-Owl ( Scotopelia ussheri)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
Rufous Fishing-Owl ( Scotopelia ussheri)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
Rufous Fishing-Owl ( Scotopelia ussheri)
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):
Rufous Fishing-Owl ( Scotopelia ussheri)
Clements, version 2015:
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Clements, version 2016:
Rufous Fishing-Owl ( Scotopelia ussheri)
Clements, version 2017:
Rufous Fishing-Owl ( Scotopelia ussheri)
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:
Rufous Fishing-Owl ( Scotopelia ussheri)
eBird version 1.55:
Rufous Fishing-Owl ( Scotopelia ussheri)
eBird version 2015:
Rufous Fishing-Owl ( Scotopelia ussheri)
eBird version 2016:
Rufous Fishing-Owl ( Scotopelia ussheri)
eBird version 2017:
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eBird version 2018:
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eBird version 2019:
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eBird version 2021:
Rufous Fishing-Owl ( Scotopelia ussheri)
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Rufous Fishing Owl ( Scotopelia ussheri)
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
Rufous Fishing Owl ( Scotopelia ussheri)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Rufous Fishing Owl ( Scotopelia ussheri)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Rufous Fishing Owl ( Scotopelia ussheri)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Rufous Fishing Owl ( Scotopelia ussheri)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Rufous Fishing Owl ( Scotopelia ussheri)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Rufous Fishing Owl ( Scotopelia ussheri)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Rufous Fishing Owl ( Scotopelia ussheri)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Rufous Fishing Owl ( Scotopelia ussheri)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Rufous Fishing Owl ( Scotopelia ussheri)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Rufous Fishing Owl ( Scotopelia ussheri)
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Rufous Fishing Owl ( Scotopelia ussheri)
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Rufous Fishing Owl ( Scotopelia ussheri)
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Rufous Fishing-owl ( Scotopelia ussheri)
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Rufous Fishing-owl ( Scotopelia ussheri)
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Rufous Fishing-owl ( Scotopelia ussheri)
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Rufous Fishing-owl ( Scotopelia ussheri)
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Rufous Fishing-owl ( Scotopelia ussheri)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
Rufous Fishing Owl ( Scotopelia ussheri)
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:
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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:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
Rufous Fishing Owl ( Scotopelia ussheri)
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Rufous Fishing-Owl ( Scotopelia ussheri)
Peters' Check-list of the Birds:
Scotopelia ussheri
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (original):
Scotopelia ussheri
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (2nd edition):
Scotopelia ussheri
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Rufous Fishing-Owl ( Scotopelia ussheri)
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Rufous Fishing-Owl ( Scotopelia ussheri)
Sibley and Monroe, Birds of the World Version 2.0:
Rufous Fishing-Owl ( Scotopelia ussheri)
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
Rufous Fishing Owl ( Scotopelia ussheri)
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.02:
Rufous Fishing Owl ( Scotopelia ussheri)
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Scotopelia ussheri
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Scotopelia ussheri

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Catalan: Duc pescador rogenc
Czech: Ketupa cervenavá, ketupa červenavá
Danish: Rødbrun Fiskeugle
German: Rotrückenfischeule, Rotrücken-Fischeule
English: Rufous Fishing Owl, Rufous Fishing-Owl, Rufous-backed Fishing-Owl, Ussher's Fishing Owl, Ussher's Fishing-Owl
English, HBW: Rufous Fishing-owl
English (IOC): Rufous Fishing Owl
English (United States): Rufous Fishing-Owl
Esperanto: Ruĝa fiŝkaptostrigo
Spanish: Búho Pescador Rufo, Cárabo Pescador Rojizo
Spanish (Spain): Cárabo Pescador Rojizo
Spanish (HBW): Rufous Fishing-Owl
Estonian: leet-kalakakk
Finnish: ghanankalapöllö, Ruskokalapöllö
French: Chouette-pêcheuse à dos roux, Chouette-pêcheuse rousse, Grand-duc à dos roux
Croatian: riđa sova
Hungarian: vöröshátú halászbagoly
Icelandic: Votugla
Italian: Civetta pescatrice rossiccia, Gufo pescatore rossiccio
Japanese (romaji): akauokuifukurou
Japanese: アカウオクイフクロウ
Scientific: Bubo ussheri, Scotopelia ussheri
Lithuanian: Rusvoji žuvinė pelėda
Dutch: Rosse Visuil
Norwegian Nynorsk: Liberiaflodugle
Norwegian: Liberiaflodugle
Polish: rybiarka kreskowana
Portuguese: Coruja-pescadora-ruiva
Portuguese (Portugal): corujão-pesqueiro-ruivo
Russian: Красноспинная рыбная сова, Рыжая рыбная сова, Сова рыжая рыбная
Slovak: hlavaňa hrdzavá
Serbian: Liberijska sova ribar
Swedish: Rödbrun fiskuggla
Turkish: Kızıl Balık Baykuşu
Ukrainian: Сова-рибоїд чорнодзьоба
Chinese: 棕渔鸮
Chinese (Traditional): 棕漁鴞

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