|Pel's fishing owl|
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.
Scotopelia contains the following species:
- Vermiculated fishing owl (Scotopelia bouvieri)
- Pel's fishing owl (Scotopelia peli)
- Rufous fishing owl (Scotopelia ussheri)
- Wink, M. and P. Heidrich. (2000). Molecular systematics of owls (Strigiformes) based on DNA-sequences of the mitochondrial cytochrome b gene. Raptors at Risk, Eds. R. D. Chancellor and B.-U. Meyburg. pp. 819-28.
- Wink, M., et al. (2009). Molecular phylogeny of owls (Strigiformes) inferred from DNA sequences of the mitochondrial cytochrome b and the nuclear RAG-1 gene. Ardea 97(4) 581-91.
- "ITIS Report: Scotopelia Bonaparte, 1850". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 23 February 2010.
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