Marsh Owl
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Order Strigiformes

Family Spheniscidae

Genus Asio

Class Aves

Scientific Name

Asio capensis

Thumbnail Description

The owl also hunts on the ground.

The marsh owl likes to live in marshy habitats.

Size & Weight

BODY-LENGTH: 35–37 centimeters (14–15 in)

WINGSPAN: 82–99 centimeters (32–39 in)

Habitat

Marshy habitats

Range

Africa, Madagascar

Diet

Small mammals, birds, rodents, insects

Number of Eggs

2 – 4 eggs

Sounds

Shrss, kaar

Behavior

Nocturnal

Conservation Status

Least Concern