French: Chouette-pêcheuse de Bouvier German: Marmorfischeule Spanish: Cárabo pescador vermiculado
Lopé, Ogowe River, Gabon.
46–51 cm; female 637 g (n = 1). Head buffy-rufous with black streaks on forehead, no ear tufts, inconspicuous light rufous facial disc; upperparts variable,... read more
Croaking hoot followed by shorter, faster notes, “drook krook ook-ook ook-ook”; duets. read more
Gallery forest fringing large rivers, within primary forest; in some areas prefers rivers 10 m or... read more
Food and feeding
Small fish (especially Clarias catfish in Nigeria), frogs, crustaceans, fiddler crabs, and small birds and mammals; appears to eat... read more
Very little information. Lays May–Oct; in DR Congo probably as late as Nov–Dec. Uses old stick nest of large bird;... read more
Probably resident; may make similar movements to S. peli during periods of drought.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). CITES II. Little is known about its biology; this may be because of its secretive lifestyle and remote habitat preferences or because... read more
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