Spotted Eagle-Owl

Bubo africanus - Grand-duc africain

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Strigiformes

  • Family
    :

    Strigidés

  • Genus
    :

    Bubo

  • Species
    :

    africanus

Descriptor

Temminck, 1821

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 45 cm
  • Wingspan
    : 100 à 140 cm.
  • Weight
    : 487 à 850 g
Longevity

12 years

Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Spotted Eagle-Owl (Bubo africanus) is a species of bird in the Strigidae family.

Subspecific information 2 Subspecies

  • Bubo africanus africanus (s DRCongo to c Kenya south to South Africa)
  • Bubo africanus milesi (s Arabian Pen.)

Foreign names

  • Grand-duc africain,
  • Búho Africano,
  • Bufo-malhado,
  • Fleckenuhu,
  • afrikai uhu,
  • Afrikaanse Oehoe,
  • Gufo reale macchiato,
  • Fläckuv,
  • Flekkhubro,
  • výr africký,
  • výr africký,
  • Plettet Hornugle,
  • täplähuuhkaja,
  • Gevlekte Ooruil,
  • duc africà,
  • puchacz plamisty,
  • punktainais ūpis,
  • Африканский филин,
  • アフリカワシミミズク,
  • 斑雕鸮,
  • 點斑鵰鴞,

Voice song and cries

Habitat

Forest : Subtropical/Tropical Dry ; Savanna : Dry ; Shrubland : Subtropical/Tropical Dry ; Grassland : Subtropical/Tropical Dry ; Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) : ; Desert : Hot

Geographic range

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