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Rufous Fishing-owl Scotopelia ussheri



References

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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Species factsheet: Scotopelia ussheri. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/rufous-fishing-owl-scotopelia-ussheri on 04/03/2024.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2024) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org on 04/03/2024.