Fishing owl

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Pel's fishing owl
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Strigiformes
Family: Strigidae
Genus: Scotopelia
Bonaparte, 1850

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Fishing owls are a group of birds in the family Strigidae, the true owls. Fishing owls have traditionally been placed in the genus Scotopelia, but DNA evidence suggests they should be included in genus Bubo with the horned owls and eagle-owls.[1][2]

Scotopelia contains the following species:[3]