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Verreaux's Eagle-Owl

Bubo lacteus


Verreaux's Eagle-Owl, (also known as the Milky Eagle Owl or Giant Eagle Owl), is a member of the family Strigidae and is the largest African owl. This owl is the world's third heaviest living owl.


The Verreaux's Eagle Owl is found through much of Sub-Saharan Africa, though is abscent from the Namib Desert and most of the deep rainforests. The species is found at the highest densities in eastern and southern Africa. They inhabit mainly semi-desert or dry savanna with scattered trees and thorny vegetation. They also range into riverine forest adjacent to savanna and small, semi-open woodland surrounded by open country, thou are less likely in more wooded habitats. They may inhabit many elevations, from sea-level to 3,000 m (9,800 ft).

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Josh Asel
Josh Asel 7 years ago

wow Cindy beautiful.

EmilyMarino 7 years ago

Wow, love the colors!

CindyCor 8 years ago

Seema.... I was SO HAPPY !!!! I have never gotten any good shots of an owl before. There was actually 2 of them , but one flew off when we got closer. This one was calm and cool and could care less that we were there. AWESOME !!

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 8 years ago

For sure! No matter how we may devastate our wildlife, it always seems they are watching us from above!

Seema 8 years ago

very beautiful...i would have been thrilled at this finding..:)

CindyCor 8 years ago

Thank-you J ... It was a very cool and unexpected sighting. We were looking at a leopard and this owl was watching us. Too funny !!

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 8 years ago

Absolutely fantastic!

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Narok, Kenya

Spotted on Oct 11, 2012
Submitted on Nov 9, 2012

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