Abyssinian Owl

This owl prefers open grasslands or moorlands with oak or cedar forests, and it occurs in mountain valleys and gorges up to 3900 meters above sea level. It lives in a large range in Africa from the Democratic Republic of the Congo to Ethiopia .

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

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eventually saw, a recently-fledged Abyssinian Owl in a group of tall pines below the lodge. The following morning we drove into the Web Valley (4WD required) in search of Wattled Cranes. We had no luck with the cranes, but did find many flocks of Abyssinian Siskins and Wattled Ibises as well as more Rouget’s Rails, Moorland Chat, Blue-winged Goose, a single Ethiopian Snipe flushed from a small pool, and our first Chestnut-naped Francolins. More

Abyssinian Owl regularly roosts in the eucalypti. The village children took us immediately to the north-east corner as sketched in Richard Webb’s report. However we did not find the bird here and eventually the owl was located in a row eucalypti a few hundred meters north of this spot (see map below). NEGELE PLAINS (SIDAMO LARK SITE) Sidamo Lark occurs in grassland at the junction of the Filtu-Bogol Manyo/Arero roads c.13 km south-east of Negele. More

Abyssinian Owl Asio abyssinicus 1980 Birds of prey Lanner Falcon Falco biarmicus 1980 Birds of prey Harwood's Francolin Pternistis harwoodi 1985 Birds Rouget's Rail Rougetius rougetii 1985 Birds Little Bee-eater Merops pusillus 1985 Birds Red-headed Weaver Anaplectes melanotis 1985 Birds Yellow-fronted Parrot Poicephalus flavifrons 1989 Endemic birds of Ethiopia White-winged Cliff Chat Thamnolaea semirufa 1989 Endemic birds of Ethiopia Yellow-rumped Seedeater Crithagra xanthopygia 1989 Endemic More

A rare encounter with this little known Abyssinian Owl was a real highlight of the tour. It is restricted to the highlands of East Africa (also has been seen a few times in Kenya) and rarely seen in Ethiopia. This year we saw one near Dinsho (János Oláh) Cape Eagle Owl, Ethiopia Cape Eagle Owl, Ethiopia The second star owl of the Dinsho area was this Cape Eagle Owl. This east African form sometimes called Mackinder's Eagle Owl. More

Order : Strigiformes
Family : Strigidae
Genus : Asio
Species : abyssinicus
Authority : (Guérin-Méneville, 1843)