Rufous Fishing Owl

The Rufous Fishing-owl, Chouette D'Ussher, Chouette-pêcheuse Rousse, Búho Pescador Rojizo, or Cárabo Pescador Rojizo is a species of owl in the Strigidae family. It is found in Ivory Coast, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical mangrove forests. It is threatened by habitat loss.

The Rufous Fishing Owl is classified as Endangered (EN), considered to be facing a very high risk of extinction in the wild.

Rufous Fishing Owl Scotopelia ussheri juvenile - Picture 1 of 1 in ussheri Rufous Fishing Owl Scotopelia ussheri - just fledged juvenile. The bird was seized in December 2003 from a local poacher trying to sell the young owl in Du More

* The rufous fishing owl lives along forest riverbanks and in mangroves and is threatened by logging and poisoning. The green-tailed bristlebill is rare in Gola and faces a high extinction risk. More

Order : Strigiformes
Family : Strigidae
Genus : Scotopelia
Species : ussheri
Authority : Sharpe, 1871