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Eagle Owls - Verreaux's Eagle-owl

Bubo lacteus

Description:

Massive finely barred pale grey-brown; paler face broadly edged black and dark brown eyes with pink eyelids - generally visible when eyes are closed; smaller ear tufts are often laid flat and inconspicuous; white bill Sexes are alike Photo taken at Samburu National Park, Kenya

Habitat:

Acacia woodland and bush; savanna country; often along river course and water course Prefers large trees where it typically roosts on a large branch

Notes:

Largest owl in Africa Info from 1. Birds of East Africa by Dave Richards 2. Birds of East Africa by Terry Stevenson & John Fanshawe

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Karan Raghwa
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Karan Raghwa

Isiolo, Kenya

Spotted on May 22, 2019
Submitted on May 31, 2019

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