Marsh owl

This species is a part of the larger grouping of owls known as typical owls, Strigidae, which contains most species of owl. The other grouping is the barn owls, Tytonidae.

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The Marsh owl is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Marsh Owl, Asio capensis, is a species of owl which is a mainly resident breeder in Africa and Madagascar. This species is a part of the larger grouping of owls known as typical owls, Strigidae, which contains most species of owl. The other grouping is the barn owls, Tytonidae. Marsh Owl nests on the ground on open marshy areas, laying 2-4 eggs amongst tussocks. It hunts over open country, often by day. More

Marsh Owl - Definition = Marsh Owl Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Aves Order: Strigiformes Family: Strigidae Genus: Asio Species: capensis Binomial name Asio capensis More

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The Marsh Owl is 35-37 cm in length with an 82-99 cm wingspan. It is similar to the slightly larger Short-eared Owl. It has yellow eyes with a black iris, and short ear-tufts which are not usually visible. It is distinguished from its relative by its dark brown plumage, and almost unstreaked upperparts. It is long winged, and glides slowly on stiff wings when hunting. It will often perch on the ground or low posts. More

Marsh owl in flight. The Marsh owl has populations scattered across Botswana, Zimbabwe and large areas of South Africa, living mainly in tall grassland. It usually hunts in the day, eating insects but also small vertebrates, mainly hunting on the wing. It usually nests in a slight depression in the ground, surrounded by dense grass and weeds, making it difficult to find. Here it lays 2-6, usually 2-4 eggs, which are incubated solely by the female, for about 27-28 days. More

Marsh Owl determination Similar species Strigidae Boreal Owl | Eagle-Owl | Great Grey Owl | Hawk Owl | Little Owl | Long-Eared Owl | Marsh Owl | Pygmy-Owl | Scops-Owl | Short-eared Owl | Snowy Owl | Tawny Owl | Ural Owl | source: J. More

Images Marsh owl in flight Distinctive of many African wetlands and savannas, the marsh owl is a medium-sized owl, with a round head and small inconspicuous ear tufts. The tail barring and wing feathers are buffish in colour, while the underside of the body may be darkly ... More

The Marsh Owl is mostly brown. The facial mask is paler buffy-brown than the rest of the head and upperparts, and is rounded and not heart-shaped. It has small ear tufts, which appear quite close together. In flight the wings have large paler patches at the ends, and the tail is barred. This is a common owl of grassland areas where there are some marshy patches. More

African Marsh Owl - Asio capensis = species-Asio-capensis-1 Status: Uncertain. Original Description: Smith, Sir Andrew. 1834. South African Quarterly Journal (S. Afr. Q. J) (2): p 316. Edited at the South African Institution. (Second Series). Subspecies: A. c. capensis, A. c. hova, A. c. tingitanus References:K More

African marsh owl in flightAfrican marsh owl in flight© Dr Warwick Tarboton To include a portlet-style image link, please: Copy to clipboard icon Copy the code in the box below. Paste from clipboard icon Paste it into your page code. @import " More

Asio capensis Marsh Owl - Asio capensis Marsh Owl - Asio capensis Click on logo to access the Excellence Through People Web site World Owl Trust Registered Charity Number: 1107529 Limited Company Number: 5296745 Positive About Disabled People logo The World Owl Trust is a member of BIAZA The World Owl Trust is a member of the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA) and the European Association of Zoos and Aquariums (EAZA). More

marsh owl Kruger National Park birds The Marsh Owl (Latin name Asio capensis) is described in Roberts Birds of Southern Africa, 7th Edition. This bird has a unique Roberts number of 395 and you will find a full description of this bird on page 263 also a picture of the Marsh Owl on page 272. The Marsh Owl belongs to the family of birds classified as strigidae. According to the Percy FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology the Marsh Owl is also known by these other names: African Marsh Owl. More

Marsh Owl Asio capensis = Described by: Smith, A. More

Marsh Owl, Asio capensis Strigidae (OWLS) Marsh Owl, Asio capensis This photo was taken in: South Africa The photo was taken by: Bernhard Herren , Birdwatching trip reports from around the world South Africa reports Reports from More

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Order : Strigiformes
Family : Strigidae
Genus : Asio
Species : capensis
Authority : (Smith, 1834)