Yellow eyes and grey-barred underparts.
Fringe of forest, suburbia.
A rehabilitated spotted eagle-owl, the beak was damaged prior to rehabalitation. Photo taken after release, where he sat in this common cabbage tree for a week afterwards. Unfortunately this specimen was hit by a moving vehicle shortly after these shots. Most common eagle-owl of the South African region. The call is a hooting "hu-hoo".
Lat: -33.95, Long: 22.53
Spotted on Mar 8, 2012
Submitted on Jun 6, 2012