African Wood Owl

Strix woodfordii - Chouette africaine

Chouette africaine
immature
Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Strigiformes

  • Family
    :

    Strigidés

  • Genus
    :

    Strix

  • Species
    :

    woodfordii

Descriptor

Smith, A, 1834

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 36 cm
  • Wingspan
    : 80 cm.
  • Weight
    : 240 à 350 g
Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

African Wood Owl (Strix woodfordii) is a species of bird in the Strigidae family.

Subspecific information 4 Subspecies

  • Strix woodfordii umbrina (se Sudan, Ethiopia)
  • Strix woodfordii nigricantior (s Somalia to Tanzania and e DRCongo)
  • Strix woodfordii nuchalis (Senegal and Gambia to s Sudan south to n Angola, c DRCongo and Uganda)
  • Strix woodfordii woodfordii (s Angola and DRCongo to sw Tanzania and South Africa)

Foreign names

  • Chouette africaine,
  • Cárabo Africano,
  • Coruja-da-floresta,
  • Afrikanischer Waldkauz,
  • afrikai erdeibagoly,
  • Afrikaanse Bosuil,
  • Allocco africano,
  • Afrikansk skogsuggla,
  • Panugle,
  • sova pruhovaná,
  • puštík africký,
  • Afrikansk Natugle,
  • afrikanpöllö,
  • Bosuil,
  • gamarús africà,
  • puszczyk pręgowany,
  • Африканская циккаба,
  • アフリカヒナフクロウ,
  • 非洲林鸮,
  • 非洲林鴞,

Voice song and cries

Habitat

Forest : Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland, Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane ; Savanna : Dry ; Shrubland : Subtropical/Tropical Dry ; Artificial/Terrestrial : Plantations

Geographic range

Illustration

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