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Spotted Eagle-owl

Bubo africanus


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".

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Kei Heyns
Kei Heyns 6 years ago

Info and photos updated. Video included too! check it out!

Peyton Irby
Peyton Irby 6 years ago

Awesome I luv owls.

ChristyHolland 6 years ago

What a beautiful owl! Great series!

Kei Heyns
Kei Heyns 6 years ago

Thanks guys!!

KarenL 6 years ago

Lovely series Kei!

harsuame 6 years ago


George Local Municipality, Western Cape, South Africa

Lat: -33.95, Long: 22.53

Spotted on Mar 8, 2012
Submitted on Jun 6, 2012


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