Threatened species of Phodilus prigoginei

Other Names:
Threatened species of Congo bay-owl
Threatened species of African Bay Owl
Threatened species of Itombwe Owl
Threatened species of Phodile de Prigogine
Endangered species of Prigogine's owl

Habitat loss is the most likely threat to Phodilus prigoginei.


A Congo bay-owl was almost certainly observed on a tea estate in Burundi in the mid-1970s. Calls of an unidentified owl, structurally similar to that of the Asian bay-owl were heard in Nyungwe forest, Rwanda, in 1990; this forest is at serious (but remediable) risk. In 1996, a small Congo bay-owl was captured in Itombwe, the first positive occurrence in over 40 years.

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Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on Land
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
24.09.2020 – 00:52 CEST